Nearly two weeks since Access Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad proclaimed, with little meat or evidence presented in the article, that the Vikings “won’t be pursuing” receiver Plaxico Burress, there has been a bunch of talk about the Vikings potentially adding Plaxico Burress.
I’m not suggesting Judd isn’t correct, but it is interesting that both Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson have expressed interest in seeing Burress joining the offense after two years away from the NFL.
“Of course, I would love him to be a part of my team,” Peterson said Tuesday. “He’s a guy before he left the game for two years, he was one of the top receivers in the league. … I’m sure (Burress is) going to come out, he’s going to be on fire and he’ll be ready to contribute to whichever team picks him up.”
“I think he’s one of the best receivers to play the game,” Harvin said, “so I would love to have him and get the opportunity to learn from him as I did [Randy] Moss and some of the other veterans I’ve played with.”
This isn’t the first time Harvin has been connected to Burress, and in March a good majority of readers here at Vikings Gab thought he would be a good addition to the Vikings roster as long as he came at a discounted rate.
In 2008, Burress was having a disappointing season (even before shooting himself in the leg) and it has been since 2007 since he has had 1,000 yards receiving. Given the relative lack of success the Vikings have seen in their recent past with guys like Randy Moss and Javon Walker, I would be surprised if Zulgad doesn’t end up being correct in his prediction, and the Vikings avoid bringing in a 33 year-old distraction.