Plaxico Burress Released From Prison Monday – Will Teams Want Him?


Plaxico Burress will be released form the Oneida Correctional Facility in upstate New York on Monday after being locked up for 20 months for illegally carrying and firing a gun at a Manhattan nightclub.

Drew Rosenhaus, Burress’ agent told the Associated Press, ”He will play in the NFL this year. Many teams want him. He will be a top free agent. He is healthy and ready to go. He will be signed shortly after the lockout ends.”

But according to Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, there might not be the demand for Burress that Rosenhaus predicts.

After talking with people on five NFL teams that are in the market for wide receivers. None of them expressed an interest in signing Burress.

Said one personnel director: “I’m very leery. Too many things could go wrong as opposed to going right.”

Said another: “Not by any stretch can he be counted on as a go-to receiver anymore.”

Burress will play in the NFL this fall. But it’s doubtful any team will bring him expecting him to be a big-time producer, or pay him starter’s money.

Unlike Michael Vick who was 29 after his release from prison, Burress will be 34. It took Vick one full year to hit his stride. If it takes Burress a year to get rolling, he’ll be 35 by the time he’s ready to contribute in a big way.


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One Response to “Plaxico Burress Released From Prison Monday – Will Teams Want Him?”

  1. Robert Lentz says:

    I would like to see the Bears sigm Plaxico Burress, I think he would be a good fit. The Bears need some experience at that position