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Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress wants to play for the Carolina Panthers next season.
The mercurial former Jets and Giants wideout said "no doubt about it" when asked on WFNZ in Charlotte about whether he would like to play in the city.
"My brother lives right there in Charlotte, my cousin lives there in Charlotte, and all my family is there in Columbia, South Carolina," Burress said earlier this week. "It would just be a great situation all the way around and being close to everybody."
The Virginia native also wouldn't mind catching passes from second-year quarterback Cam Newton, who was Rookie of the Year after being drafted first overall in 2011.
"Not just [the location], but playing with Cam, who I think is one of the top five quarterbacks in all of football, and as long as I can remember [wide receiver] Steve Smith has been one of my favorites," Burress said. "I just think it's a great situation."
In February, Burress expressed an interest in playing with the Eagles. He told WFNZ this week that teams are interested, but he has yet to find "the right fit."
Burress, who will be 35 in August, returned to the NFL in 2011 after missing two seasons while in jail for gun possession. He made 45 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Jets.
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Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress wants to play for the Carolina Panthers next season, but the team reportedly isn't interested.
A team official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Charlotte Observer on Wednesday that the Panthers do not want him.
The mercurial former Jets and Giants wideout said "no doubt about it" when asked on WFNZ in Charlotte...
Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress made an appearance on WFNZ in Charlotte with the Mac Attack (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and explained that being able to play for the Carolina Panthers this season would be a good fit for him.
“No doubt about it. My brother lives right there in Charlotte, my cousin lives there in Charlotte and all my family is there in...
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Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who had some standout years earlier in his career, said he plans to surprise people with his play this season – if a team signs him. He recently said during a radio interview that the Carolina Panthers would be an ideal destination for him:
“No doubt about it. My brother lives right there in Charlotte, my cousin lives there in Charlotte...
Now that Plaxico Burress has effectively gotten the snub from the Carolina Panthers, there’s a bit of doubt whether he’ll even have a team to play for in 2012. That’s fine by me, so long as Plax spends his time badmouthing members of his former team. Specifically, the two-headed multiracial monster of suck that is Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.
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Former New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress was a guest on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday. One of the subjects that was brought up had to do with what his thoughts are regarding both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.
Burress was asked if Sanchez is the guy that can take the Jets to the Super Bowl.
“They just paid him so I think they believe he is,” said Burress...
Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress wants to play for the
Carolina Panthers next season.
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Plaxico Burress took a few subtle pot-shots at the New York Jets as he continues to look for an NFL job and came off looking like getting a second chance meant nothing.
Yesterday, Burress appeared on ESPN's "First Take"and was asked if he believes Mark Sanchez is the best choice of quarterback to lead the team to a Super Bowl.
"They just paid him, so I think...