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There is no sugarcoating what happened three weeks ago.
Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason was overmatched in the red zone against 6-foot-5 wide receiver Plaxico Burress of the New York Jets. He gave up three touchdowns inside the 10-yard line. He also missed an open-field tackle early in the game on a screen catch.
No sugarcoating his struggles.
And no sense to how they were handled.
On Thursday, Cason will return to a role he never should have been forced to vacate, starting opposite Quentin Jammer when the Chargers host the Oakland Raiders in hopes of breaking a three-way tie atop the AFC West.
After a day to forget in East Rutherford, N.J., the third-year veteran and former first-round draft pick was demoted in favor of rookie Marcus Gilchrist, a no-doubt bright prospect, for two games.
Maybe defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was trying to be proactive, but this was premature.
Of course, Cason, whose interview maturity would make a Harvard professor look like a frat boy on a Fri...
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New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday due to a stiff back.
It marks the second straight week that Burress had been bothered by back problems. He was limited in practice last week leading up to Sunday's game at Buffalo.
Burress wound up with five receptions for 79 yards - both season highs - in the 27-11 victory over...
Don’t ask Plaxico Burress about Eli Manning.
The wide receiver bristled when questioned about his former quarterback in the Jets locker room, twice telling a reporter that he wouldn’t comment on Manning’s recent stretch of great play.
“I’m not talking about any of that,” Burress said, ...
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ORCHARD PARK -- Plaxico Burress thought he’d be missing a regular-season game for the first time since he accidentally shot himself three years ago.
Instead, he was hard to miss on the field.
“I woke up [yesterday] morning, I didn’t think I was going to play,” Burress, who...
Wide receiver Plaxico Burress missed a second straight day of practice Thursday for the New York Jets, according to The Star-Ledger.
Plaxico Burress, hampered by stiffness in his lower back, missed practice Thursday for the second straight day, as the New York Jets continued preparation for their AFC East showdown against the New England Patriots.
With the Jets playing the most important game of the year Sunday, Plaxico Burress sat out of practice today.
Via Brian Costello at the New York Post.
Burress has been dealing with a back issue that nearly kept him out of the game against the Bills last week. Jets coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday he thought Burress could play Sunday against the Patriots.
Having Plaxico up for the...
Keller clarifies rumors of concussion test gaffe
Leading into yesterday’s game Rod Boone of Newsday reports that Plaxico had some serious back issues to the point he thought he might not be able to play at all. Even so, by game time he felt better and played much of the game, helping the Jets win with his goal-line set up play for LaDainian.
When Plaxico Burress awoke Sunday morning, he did not expect his sore lower back to...
New York Jets wide
receiver Plaxico Burress and kick returner Joe McKnight were not in uniform for
practice as the team prepares for its game against the New England
New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress and kick returner Joe McKnight were not in uniform for practice as the team prepares for its game against the New England Patriots.
FLORHAM PARK–For a week when they are facing the Patriots, things have been extremely low-key and hype-free. Everyone seems calm and focused as they ready themelves for Sunday night’s showdown.
Plaxico Burress missed practice again today, but seemed relatively unconcerned that it will have a negative impact. He said that he’s in “constant communication” with Mark Sanchez...
Jake Ballard wears David Tyree’s No. 85, and he spent a few hours last week watching the highlights of Plaxico Burress’ Super Bowl XLII-winning TD catch. Now he has a
After failing to find the end zone in the first half, this unit put things together in the second half. QB Mark Sanchez (20-of-28, 230 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) had two first-half turnovers that ended up not hurting the Jets. WR Plaxico Burress (five receptions, 79 yards) had...
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But probably not.
• Plaxico Burress is so intent on not saying anything controversial that he won't even mention...