Despite his issues right now in terms of trying to get a new contract, Giants wide out Plaxico Burress does think a deal will get done before training camp kicks off in July. Speaking on WIP Radio in Philly, Burress said “Honestly, I think my situation is going to be rectified before training camp, I’m not going to worry about it, but I did state that I was unhappy with my current situation with my contract. It’ll be worked out.”
If Burress is so certain that a deal is going to get done, why didn’t he just do his job and practice with his teammates during a recent Giants minicamp? More than likely all along it’s been in his plans to sit back and watch things progress, and finally after seeing that a deal from the team is going to get settled, wanted to not be the bad guy and he decided to come out and say how happy he is in New York.
“If I wanted to go somewhere else or if I didn’t want to be there, I would have let that be known, too. I’m going to come out and speak how I feel and tell you what’s right,” Burress said. “But as far as me, I’m very happy where I’m at. I love the situation I’m in, I love the guys I play with, I love the city and I just love everything about me playing football up there. I just want to end my career there. I don’t want to travel all around the globe trying to play football. I’ll be 31 in August, so I just want to play my last five or six years there and end my career there and hopefully win another championship.”
Burress does deserve a new deal, and the Giants know that. That does not excuse him though from taking a cue from some of the more outspoken players in the league and refusing to take the field for minicamp until a new contract is in place. Sounds like agent Drew Rosenhaus got a hold of Burress and told him it’s time to put out the fires and tell everyone how great the Giants and New York is, that way if a continued holdout takes place, he’ll try and play the part of the victim in this dispute.