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Plaxico to Jets

Posted on: July 31, 2011 9:26 am
Edited on: July 31, 2011 10:27 am
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Plaxico Burress will indeed join the Jets, according to a team source.

The details aren't exactly known but Burress accepted the Jets' offer. It's a one-year deal.

The Jets now have one of the best wide receiver groups in the league. When I tweeted that earlier it caused an avalanche of smart-ass-ness including from wanna be GM Pete Prisco. But I have a higher opinion of Burress as a player than others. I think he's one of the most physically gifted wide receivers of the past decade and his stint in prison doesn't scare me. Just like Mike Vick's stint in the hoosegow didn't totally scare me and we see what Vick did at a much tougher position to re-master.

Vick emerged from prison a better player. I think Burress can as well.

Burress was out west visiting the San Francisco 49ers. The story actually first leaked when a friend of Burress, running back Fred Taylor, congratulated Burress on his joining the Jets.

Burress later wrote on his Twitter page: "East Coast here I come!"

Burress recently had a meeting with his former coach, Tom Coughlin. Coughlin described the meeting as pleasant but Burress' meeting with the Jets must have been more pleasant. Burress also met with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Jets lost out on a great defensive back but they gain a terrific wide receiver.
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Category: NFL
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Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:50 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

Buffett King...Only guarentee is he will eat the buffet out of buisness!!!!!LOL



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:48 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

OLD CONVICT. Now they have 2 criminals at wide reciever....Jet's will always stink. Remind me of the last super bowl they were even in??? I don't mean worthless Guarentees made every year by that fat pig Ryan....I wonder when he will have his heart attacK? You can not be that fat and live long....Fatty.



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:46 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

This will be a perfect litmus test to see if Sanchez is the real deal or just a pretty boy living off his hype. Kinda pulling for the guy. 



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:43 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

If the Jets find players willing to restructure as they did prior to Steve Miller Asomugha "Flying like an Eagle" and "Taking the money and running" to Lurie and Banner, we can still get Randy Moss and Antonio Cromartie. Eric Smith is at best average at safety. I do not trust Kyle Wilson at this point to play opposite Revis. Jets need to address CB and pass rush especially still.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:41 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

A couple of months ago upon his release from prison I created a poll here on CBS Sports.com asking users what team did they think Plaxico Buress would be going to. Here is the link to that poll: . My initial gut instinct was that Plaxico would indeed be going to the New York Jets. Below were the comments that I initially made:

Like many of the poll respondents thus far I too voted 'other'. A team that I can actually see Plaxico Burress winding up with is he New York . With the contract status of and being up in the air Plaxico could very well become Plan B for the Jets if either or both of the other two decide to leave.
The point that I am driving at is that Braylon Edwards' recently pleading guilty to the DUI charges from his arrest last year and the impending suspension from Commissioner Roger Goodell (which is expected to be 4 games) made Edwards expendable. This in turn  created this opportunity for Plaxico. Hopefully Plaxico will follow in the footsteps of Michael Vick (e.g. continuously striving to being a model citizen) and not in those of Adam "Pacman" Jones. Good luck Plax.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:35 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

Who needs 30 year old elite cornerbacks like Nnamdi Asomugha when you can sign a 33-year-old has been fresh out of jail. Bang up job, jets.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:27 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

How much glue do you think Freeman sniffed before he wrote this?  And I don't ask that just because calling the Jets WR corps one of the best in the game is proposterous. This is probably the worst written editorial I've ever read in my lfe. It was a painful read and I am now dumber. I award you zero points and..... you know the rest.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:26 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

That's a real shot in the leg for the Jets organization. 



Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:25 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

The Jets must be desperate.....



Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:16 am
 

Plaxico to Jets

So Plax sticks it to the Giants. Big whoop.Foot in mouth good luck being Sanchez security blanket. no hard feeling except i'll be booing you come week 16 at the Meadowlands for the Giant-Jet GAME. 


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