After spending 20 months in Oneida Correctional Facility, Plaxico Burress was finally released from prison this morning. Regardless if you feel his sentence was too harsh, too light, or just right, Burress is now a free man. So now come all the questions about Burress’ future. Some of which he and his agent Drew Rosenhaus fielded minutes after his release.
Asked about a possible return to pro football, Burress answered, “If and when everything gets settled, when they get back on the field, I’ll be ready.”
“To miss two NFL seasons in the prime of your career, to not be with your family, most importantly, to lose out on millions and millions of dollars – these are things that have forced him certainly to evaluate his life,” his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said.
Burress, 33, spent a lot of time running and doing strength exercise with an eye to returning to the NFL while doing time for a gun charge, Rosenhaus said.
“There are going to be multiple teams interested in signing him,” Rosenhaus said. “I expect him to get a good contract. I expect him to absolutely be playing.”
While Burress’ best friends on the Giants, tailback Brandon Jacobs, said the team doesn’t appear to be interested in the 6-foot-5 receiver, Rosenhaus did not nix a return to New York.
“I wouldn’t rule out the Giants, I wouldn’t rule out any club,” he said.
Rosenhaus did not name any other teams that might be interested. But one of them is expected to be Giants’ rival Philadelphia Eagles, which could explain why Burress was wearing a Phillies cap.
Will Plaxico ever be a #1 receiver in the league again? Probably not. But he can definitely be solid contributor for someone and I think he will be.