Tag:Plaxico Burress Release
Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:56 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 3:20 pm

Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday, we passed along the news that the Eagles might be "first in line" when it comes time for teams to think about signing soon-to-be-ex-con Plaxico Burress.

Word of this report started spreading around and, naturally, someone asked Michael Vick about it. His response? he said Plax would be a "great addition" to Philly's roster.

"Absolutely it would be a great addition for our team," Vick said, via Sports Radio Interviews. "I think with the guys we have now I think we can fit him in and make it work. Obviously the ultimate goal at the end of the day is to put that ring on your finger at the end of the year. I think certainly Plaxico is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder the same way I did and he'll go out and help this football team to whatever capacity he can.

"I think the guys would be willing to embrace him and bring him in. If that happens? Who knows? We talking about 'what ifs' now? It would certainly be a good thing."

We are talking about hypothetical situations here, but with the lockout rolling along, what else are we supposed to talk about?

And besides, as I wrote previously, I think Philly would be a good spot for Plaxico to land. He'd be no higher than third on the depth chart in Philly, which means relatively low expectations. At his age, and coming out of prison, that's a good thing.

Also important is the transition from incarceration back to an NFL gig. If any team in football knows about handling as drastic a lifestyle shift as that, it's Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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