When looking at where former New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress will land following his release from prison, the Philadelphia Eagles have continually come up as an option. One of the very few dissenters in Burress-to-the-Eagles was Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirier.
The good news is for Eagles fans who want Burress is that McLane has flipped the script. He's now saying there's interest there from the Eagles side.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie had a chance to decline the team's interest in Burress but declined, instead suggesting that, if the Eagles were to sign Burress, they would go through a similar evaluation as they did with QB Michael Vick, who was also exiting prison when Philly signed him. Via Philly.com:
"We evaluate case by case. It involved a lot of research into Michael - what kind of teammate he was. What his motivations were. How much he cared for the game," Lurie said. "We've shown we'll take chances if it's warranted."
So Burress to Philly isn't so crazy after all, despite what the AP says. The only thing we need now is to end the lockout so some team can actually make a move on him.