Friday, June 3, 2011

Plaxico Burress an Eagle?

There is very little going on in the NFL lately with the ongoing labor situation so the only things making news are all the rumors surrounding where some prominent veteran free-agents may end up once this whole mess is finally resolved.

One rumor circulating this week is that former New York Giant wide receiver Plaxico Burress has expressed an interest in playing for the Eagles once he is released from prison and presumably reinstated into the NFL. Burress is scheduled to be released this Monday after serving close to two years for a gun possession charge stemming from an incident at a New York nightclub in November of 2008.

This rumor may actually have some traction given the fact how Philadelphia was willing to take a chance on Michael Vick, after his stint in prison on dog fighting charges. The other connection is that both players are from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and have struck up a friendship over the years. Vick has already publically stated that he believes Burress would be a good addition to the team.

The big question that remains is are the Eagles interested in him? Nothing has been or can be addressed given the current player lockout, but you have to believe that the prospect of adding Burress to a receiving corps that already has DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Brent Celek would have any head coach licking his chops.

Burress certainly brings a ton of baggage along with him and the memory of the whole T.O. mess still lingers, but do not be surprised if Andy Reid decides to open his halfway house one more time for a fallen star.

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