4 Total Updates since March 19, 2012
9 months ago Update 0 comments
SB Nation's Pats Pulpit called it when they wrote that the workout "could turn out to be nothing more than Belichickian due diligence."
Teams often work players out to get a gauge of where they stand physically in case of injuries to other players currently on the roster. That's likely the situation with Burress, who remains without a team for the 2012 season. Burress, 35, was somewhat productive last season with 45 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns.
At this point, though, it's a little concerning he's not even on a team. Perhaps he lands somewhere if and when another team suffers injuries, but it's hard to think he'd be any better in 2012 than 2011 without a training camp.
9 months ago Update 0 comments
Plaxico Burress is visiting and working out with the New England Patriots on Sunday, according to ESPN.com. Burress has been a growing topic of discussion lately after it was reported, then refuted, last week the Dallas Cowboys were interested in the wide receiver. The Pats appear to have legitimate interest.
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress is flying today to New England to work out for the Patriots, the team he helped beat in SBXLII. More on ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 12, 2012
The Patriots have taken on Randy Moss and Chad Johnson in the past despite the reputations that preceded them. Burress, of course, was sentenced to two years in jail on charges stemming from an incident in which he accidentally shot himself in his own thigh at a nightclub in 2008.
He came back strong last season, however, catching 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns for the New York Jets.
11 months ago Update 0 comments
Free-agent wide receiver and noted handgun enthusiast Plaxico Burress told WFNZ radio in Charlotte that NFL teams have indeed shown interest in his services, and that he is simply looking for the best fit. Burress also said that he would like to play in Carolina, where he could be close to his family and have the chance to play with Cam Newton.
Asked whether or not the Panthers would be a preferred landing spot, Burress replied:
"No doubt about it. My brother lives right there in Charlotte, my cousin lives there in Charlotte and all my family is there in Columbia, South Carolina. It would just be a great situation all the way around and being close to everybody. Not just that but playing with Cam (Newton) who I think is one of the top five quarterbacks in all of football and as long as I can remember Steve Smith has been one of my favorites. I just think it's a great situation."
Burress caught 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns with the Jets last season, but the team opted to let him walk in free agency. That was his first season back in uniform since 2008, after a stint in a New York prison for illegally discharging a firearm inside an nightclub that year, shooting himself in the leg.
For more on the Panthers, check out Cat Scratch Reader.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
Burress has expressed interest in joining the Eagles before, saying "nothing else would make me happier." He will turn 35 before the season, though at 6-foot, 5-inches, 232 pounds he still holds plenty of value as a red zone threat.
Burress caught 45 passes for the New York Jets last season, racking up 612 yards and eight touchdowns while starting 16 games. The Eagles could use the size, considering their receiving corps is currently led by the speedier DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
The Eagles showed interest in the veteran receiver last season before he signed with the Jets. Considering the relatively slim pickings left -- Braylon Edwards, Early Doucet, Ted Ginn Jr., Jerricho Cotchery and Lee Evans -- Burress could land himself a decent deal before the season begins.