With his pending release from prison, as soon as June 6, 2011, Plaxico Burress’ name has made it back into the available ‘deep threat’ wide receiver conversation.
Burress was a part of the New York Giants SuperBowl XLII victory for the 2007 season, but has had an unfortunate turn of events since.
During the 2008 season, Burress and the Giants ownership disagreed over money which led to a lack of production on and off the field. In November of 2008, Burress was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.
Today, John Harbaugh would sign Burress in a heartbeat, especially after the lackluster performance of his Raven receivers, T.J Houshmanzadeh and Anquan Boldin. Both dropped crucial passes at critical times which helped cement the Steelers victory.
Harbaugh on Burress, “Sure yeah. I don’t know Plaxico Burress at all; I never met him. But we’d consider him. We’d consider anybody.”
Burress may want to thank Michael Vick in advance for his model behavior on and off the field this season. Because of Vick’s success and turn around, NFL owners won’t be as hesitant to take a chance on Burress as a former convicted felon.
Burress will be 34-years-old at the start of the 2011 NFL season.
Ravens intersted in Plaxico Burress (FOX Sports)