Plaxico Burress is the latest unemployed receiver letting a NFL team know he’s interested

Veteran receivers that still think they can play in the NFL are taking their unemployment in their own hands these days. On Monday, Terrell Owens announced to the Jets (and his Twitter followers) that he was “ready, willing, & able!” Jets coach Rex Ryan considered it for a second, before someone in the organization stressed that they were not interested. And now, another free agent receiver is expressing his interest in signing with a NFL team dealing with an injury to one their receivers.

Roman Modrowski of ESPN Chicago reached out to Plaxico Burress to gauge his interest in joining the Bears who have lost rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery to a broken hand. And Burress couldn’t wait to let Modrowski know that he is indeed interested.

“For me to get to a football town like Chicago and play with a group of guys like (Matt) Forte, Brian (Urlacher), (Brandon Marshall) and Jay (Cutler) would be an honor,” Burress said by phone on Tuesday. “I just have to get the green light.”

“You just look at what they already have in place,” Burress said. “Jay’s been one of my favorite quarterbacks for some time now.

“And I trained this whole offseason with Forte in South Florida. You see a guy like him doing the things he’s able to do, watch the guy’s work ethic, and it’s incredible. And Brandon is one of the top five receivers in football. You talk about adding me to that offense, and teams won’t know who to guard in the red zone. It’s about creating match-up problems.”

Burress, who is keeping in shape, said he planned to talk to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, later Tuesday and would express his interest in the Bears.

“I’m going to tell him if an opportunity in Chicago presents itself, I want to go now,” Burress said. “I just want to go out and play.”

As a Bears fans, can’t say I’m totally against signing Burress. But at this point, we’re pretty happy with what we have in place, so there’s really not a need to sign Burress. But all that could change.

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  1. Jefff Fitzhugh says:

    Sure those gorillas want to play ball. It’s either that or go get a job. They made millions and should have at least put aside half the money and don’t think about touching it. Then they should buy a decent home and not those 12 million dollar mansions with 12 bathrooms. Because the market drops and they sell it for 6 million. They could easily buy a 500,000 home and be happy. Then buy some ATVs and a decent boat. But for someone to be broke after they took home 50 million which is 50 lifetimes of work for others. They get no sympathy. So they probably have no skills and might have to bag groceries. I mean if you take home five million a year and you’re 35 you’ve been “PLAYING” while others work and this means you might have taken home 75 million. If you don’t have at least 40 milllion just sitting in the bank, then you blacks are too dumb to walk around. I could take home 5 million and I know I could do well spending a million a year on everything else. So if you take home 5 million a year for 12 years. You should have 30 million making some interest and 5 percent means the money will double in 15 years. So there is no way you can be broke. But the sad thing is the protocols of zion are why they make all that money and they buy drugs and screw up decent neighborhoods and then they are broke. Time to get jobs T.O. and Blaxico.

    • Show some respect for people instead of calling them gorillas. Everyone makes mistakes in life and there’s no reason these guys do not deserve a shot if they still have the talent. You also must be pretty stupid to be citing the Protocols of Zion, an outrageous smear on Judaism.
      You are probably one of the most ignorant people on the Internet today and that’s saying a lot.

    • Another jelous redneck…. What you fail to realise is that what we call broke, these guys are still living better than you or I.. And we see this bothers you to no end, being you have blacks that are living better than you. Poor baby, didn’t have enough talent to play sports, and is throwing a fit because the brothers are living better than you..
      Oh, BTW, i’m willing to bet you wouldn’t dare call one of these brothers gorrillas to thier faces..

    • John Held says:

      Racist piece of garbage doesn’t deserve to be acknowledged with a reply.

  2. You are so supid so I guess you think only blacks go broke when they have made Millions.
    What about Kenny Rogers and thousands more ; thus, if you have never had any money you dont know how you would handle it. Why would you cal a human being a Gorilla? That speaks Volumes about you dont you think. We know who you are and what you are about. I will not call you names as that would be stupping to you level. You never know if a person is stupid or smart untill they open their mouth and remove all doubt. All doubt has been removed.

  3. Dan Rogers says:

    The best place for Plaxico now is right back here in Pittsburgh. He strayed from home for a while and got himself into some difficulties, but the Steeler family — and it is indeed a family in the best sense of the word — is the cure for what ails him. Plax and Big Ben are a real good combination, and Plax has some real good friends here in “the Burgh.”

  4. doug munn says:

    i would love to have plax with brandon marshall and jefferys when he returns and the money you get him for a half a season how can we lose on this deal it cant do anything but help he will play hard cause he wants a contract for next year. he could be just what the doctor ordered for the redzone.

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