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Plaxico Burress said it was his decision not to join the New York Giants for the 2011 NFL season, as he felt it was not a great idea.
On The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, Burress said that the Giants definitely wanted him back, and while the idea was tempting, the former incarcerated wide receiver said it was not personal to avoid returning to the team he won a Super Bowl with in 2008, but rather ”It was just a situation where I just wanted to go somewhere and start over fresh.”
“I made the decision personally not to go back, said Burress. “I didn’t have any animosity towards them because they wanted to bring me back. I made a decision not to go.”
Burress would remain in New York, playing for the Jets in 2011. He also ripped Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin after signing with his new team, saying that his former head coach was very cold to him after it was revealed that Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg in a nightclub, which led to his time in prison.
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Here we go again. Jason Cole from Yahoo Sports reported tonight via Twitter that both the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants might have interest in unrestricted free agent Plaxico Burress. Burress signed a one-year deal late last July with the New York Jets after making a free agent visit to Pittsburgh. The Jets paid Burress $3.017 million last season after he spent two years...
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, sources told him that both the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in Plaxico Burress, once free agency kicks off.
Earlier in the week, Burress told a local Philly radio station that he’d love to play for the Eagles next season.
Since the Giants will likely lose Mario Manningham in free agency, they’ll need to add...
Plaxico Burress is 35 and might have helped turn the Jets toxic last season. Now he wants to move to Philly. Clark Judge has a straight-up warning for the Eagles: Don't let this guy near your young receivers.
Plaxico Burress is an unrestricted free agent again, which has led to some speculation that the Giants might make a run at him – especially in the likely event that Mario Manningham goes elsewhere. I don’t see that happening, because I still don’t think the Giants really wanted him last ...
New York Jets free agent to be Plaxico Burress recently went on a Philadelphia-area radio station and announced he would love to go down the turnpike and play with Michael Vick and the rest of the Dream Team. This would have been big news…in 2009.
Nearing age 35, Burress has clearly lost the explosiveness that made him one of the most feared receivers in the NFL. After receiving...
Where does Plaxico Burress keep the football he caught to win Super Bowl XLII? On a mantle in his house. The big problem here? It's the same ball David Tyree famously grabbed to keep that drive alive.
The answer to all Mark Sanchez’s problems might have been with who he was throwing the ball to. Okay, stop laughing.
But in all seriosuness, the New York Jets are not planning to resign Plaxico Burress, who busted out of jail less than a year ago after missing 2 1/2 years of football. Burress but up decent numbers, but not good enough for the Jets management, and it isn’t like...