It's official now: Plaxico Burress has been released from prison.
The former New York Giants WR walked out of a prison in upstate New York around 9:00 a.m (ET) on Monday morning and was greeted with a big hug from his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Burress had been in prison for nearly two years after accidentally shooting himself in a New York nightclub.
Burress now enters a football world much different than the one he left. NFL owners and players are currently involved in a labor dispute and the players are locked out. That means Burress can't sign with any teams right away. This could be a good thing as it gives him some time to see where he's at from a conditioning standpoint before preparing for free agency.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus was waiting at the prison when he walked out and, shortly before greeting him, addressed reporters. One interesting note from that media session is that Rosenhaus says not to rule out the Giants as a possibility. For Rosenhaus, he's interested in securing the best contract for Burress so it makes sense that he'll create as much competition for his services as possible.
So Burress is officially out now. Check out five possible landing spots for him once the NFL lockout is over.