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Plaxico to Jets

Posted on: July 31, 2011 9:26 am
Edited on: July 31, 2011 10:27 am
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.
Category: NFL
Tags: Jets

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2011 9:49 am

Plaxico to Jets

Hope to see a monumental come back for this guy.  Good for him, Sanchez will like that security blanket.  Now let's see how long it takes him to get in playing shape.  Hopefully the Giants don't go out and sign Braylon now.

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