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Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:29 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2012 2:46 pm
 
Burress "badly" "wants" to play for Philly next year? That's the word on the street. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Prior to the 2011 season, it was widely believed that the Eagles would land Plaxico Burress in free agency. That's mainly because Philly housed the last convict-turned-NFL-player in Michael Vick, whether that presumptive logic was right or wrong.

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Plax, of course, ended up playing for the Jets, and caught 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. He'll be a free agent on March 13, though, and according to Howard Eskin of NBC 10 in Philadelphia, he "wants" to play for the Eagles this time around.

"Saw and talked to Plaxico Burress at Super Bowl and told me he wants to play for Eagles," Eskin tweeted on Wednesday. "Badly!"

We also saw Plaxico at the Super Bowl while dining at Mo's Steakhouse in Indianapolis, but we didn't get a chance to ask him any questions, because we were too busy cackling about the wide receiver giving a bro-hug to Jared Fogle of Subway. (We were too stunned to take a picture, but we have witnesses. This really happened.)

Eskin followed up on the tweet with NBC Philly's David Chang, although he wasn't quite as emphatic about it happening.

"I do believe the Eagles will take a hard look at signing Plaxico Burress," Eskin said.

Burress wasn't fantastic in 2011; though he tied for the 11th-most touchdowns in 2011, he certainly wasn't close to the 11th-best wide receiver in the league. He's not going to be a deep threat at his age, but he can be a dangerous red-zone weapon, which is something the Eagles could really use.

If DeSean Jackson isn't franchise-tagged and/or doesn't receive a deal, the Eagles will suddenly be a team in need of a wide receiver. That would likely ramp up the potential interest in a guy like Burress.

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Comments

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:49 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

I'd like to know where you heard McCoy say he was loafing in the probowl? Feel like your making tht up especially since he only got 2 carries.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:48 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Nice pickup for the Eagles,.... 5 years ago! lol  hahahhahahaha,. Eagles suck. Cursed franchise, see: ny mets.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:45 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

... Just cause the guy shot HIMSELF in the leg and became a "convict" doesnt mean hes a bad dude

No, but it probably means he's an irresponsible idiot.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:41 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

maybe they should see if San Antonio holmes is available and he can be the team captain for this bunch of losers! i feel bad for Andy Reid that he is subjected to being surrounded by this trash... Rex ryan the FAT BLOWHARD desires them all



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:37 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Plax gets an undeserved bad rap. Quit trashtalking him and get on Santonio, the real cancer. Just cause the guy shot HIMSELF in the leg and became a "convict" doesnt mean hes a bad dude



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:35 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

who admitted to loafing in the probowl




did his loafing cost you fantasy points in the pro bowl?




Undecided 



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

who admitted to loafing in the probowl



you lose money on that game or something?



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

who admitted to loafing in the probowl




you serious bro?



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:30 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

This article really is too funny.  The "Dream Team" would have a new weapon- the one in Plax's waistband that he can use to shoot dogs with Vick!!  Andy Reid cannot be dumb enough to want this guy.  He already has 1 china doll QB; a RB (McCoy) who admitted to loafing in the probowl; a WR (D. Jackson) who pouts and checks out mentally every other game and a Defensive Coordinator who doesn't understand what Defense is.  This "Dream Team" has enough dysfunctional "talent" already.  Plax... they may just welcome you with open arms... you'd fit right in!!  



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Yeah I can definitely see that.  He's a head case, he's perfect for the Eagles.


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