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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer Plaxico Burress says he feels ''blessed'' to be able to share Thanksgiving with his family this year after spending the last two behind bars.
The New York Jets wide receiver said on Wednesday that every holiday was difficult to be away from home while he was in prison for 20 months on a gun charge after accidentally shooting himself almost exactly three years ago in a New York nightclub. Burress, then with the Giants, shot himself on Nov. 28, 2008, when the gun he was carrying in his sweat pants started slipping down his leg and went off as he grabbed it.
Burress, who leads the Jets with six touchdown catches, resumed his football career in July when New York signed him to a one-year deal.
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After the New York Jets knocked off the Miami Dolphins a few weeks ago, it looked like the Plaxico Burress signing wasn’t working out. He was struggling to consistently stay involved in the offense and looked disinterested at times. Fortunately, over the past few weeks Burress has done a 360 and is both producing on the field and acting like a veteran leader off it.
Thanks for coming back, Plax. Oh, by the way, there is a division game against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday that will probably determine whether the New York Jets make this playoffs this season. But no biggie….Plaxico Burress, after a two … [visit site to read more]Plax is back; Jets Burress returns to team after time off - The Jet Press - The Jet Press - A New York Jets...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Plaxico Burress dropped by the Jets' training facility Tuesday afternoon, returning a day earlier than he initially planned.
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Plaxico Burress has big plans all mapped out for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some deep-fried turkey at home, a couple of visits to a few old teammates for dessert. Most of all, though, the New York Jets wide receiver just wants to be around his family.
Plaxico Burress sure enjoyed his time in Virginia Beach yesterday, visiting with his old high school and handing out food to the underprivileged.
Plaxico Burress has been excused from the first two days of practice this week because of personal reasons, Rex Ryan said.
Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress has returned to the team early after having permission to take two personal days while New York prepared for its game against the Buffalo Bills this weekend.
Burress was in prison the last two Thanksgivings for illegal gun possession
Jets wideout Plaxico Burress was excused from practice on Monday and Tuesday so he could treat low-income families in his hometown to a special Thanksgiving treat.
Plaxico Burress lost millions upon millions of dollars. He lost his football career with the Giants. He lost a verdict in the court of public opinion. And most of all, Burress lost two Thanksgivings with his wife and two small children.When he awakens today inside his Totowa, N.J...
New York Jets G Matt Slauson, 11.22
On how important the offensive line play will be as the Jets face several quality pass rushes in the coming weeks…
Obviously, big, but every week it’s big. You’ve seen what can happen if our line doesn’t perform great, i.e. Baltimore and last week. We put a major emphasis on (ourselves) every week.
On playing with an injury…
Jets wideout Plaxico Burress returned to the team’s facility in time for afternoon meetings Tuesday after spending the previous day and a half performing charitable acts in locations ranging from his hometown of Virginia Beach to a middle school in Harlem.
WR Plaxico Burress practices for first time this week
Rex Ryan’s Catch-17:
Keep your promise of months ago to let Plaxico Burress the man rehabilitate his image and renew a Thanksgiving tradition interrupted by 20 months in prison of handing out turkeys and hams to the less fortunate and speaking to the children at his high school in...