Found June 20, 2012 on Down and Distance:
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 and all my family is there in Columbia, South Carolina. It would just be a great situation all the way around and being close to everybody. Not just that but playing with Cam (Newton) who I think is one of the top five quarterbacks in all of football and as long as I can remember Steve Smith has been one of my favorites. I just think it’s a great situation.” Thus far there has been no word that the Panthers share similar interest, but I personally don’t think it would hurt. Burress claims he is in great shape and would be an asset to whatever team he joins. With Brandon LeFell currently the #2 wideout behind Steve Smith on the Panthers roster, it’s difficult to think Burress wouldn’t be able to produce moderately if given the chance. Plax has also expressed interest in other teams, and it’s safe to assume he will take whatever he can get at this point.
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