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Plaxico Burress may not leave the AFC East after all.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Burress is en route to New England for a workout with the Patriots.
The free agent receiver has generated little buzz this offseason, largely due to his contractual demands, which he’s since lowered. He’s now willing to play for the league minimum, and that’s all he could expect entering his age-35 campaign.
Burress, who led the Jets with eight touchdown grabs in 2011, would not have a major role with the Pats, a team stacked with capable wideouts.
Should he come aboard, it would likely spell the end for Deion Branch or Donte Stallworth — or both — as their offense is mostly centered around the play of tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, making one or two players expendable.
If anything, the 6-foot-5 Burress would provide another redzone target for Tom Brady — and that’s about it. As he showed last year, Plax has lost quite a bit of his explosiveness and is no long...
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When Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin addressed the media regarding Chad Johnson's release on Monday, he was sure to point out that it wasn't just the receiver's weekend arrest that forced the team to sever ties. But while the troublesome Johnson may not have been "a good fit," as Philbin put it on Monday, there may be another receiver on the free-agent...
Veteran receiver Plaxico Burress is in New England for a workout with the Patriots.
A person with knowledge of the tryout tells The Associated Press that Burress had been invited to Foxborough, Mass., to work out for the AFC champions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the tryout has not been publicly announced.
Burress spent last season with the Jets after finishing...
The Patriots flirted with the idea of signing Plaxico Burress, but it doesn't look like they're ready to take the plunge. The Pats don't plan to sign Burress in the wake of his workout with the team on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter (via Pro Football Talk). Burress would have given New England another solid red-zone target, but the team is already pretty...
The New England Patriots have spent the offseason collecting offensive weapons, and it now appears that they are going to work out another one. Veteran WR Plaxico Burress. ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reports on Twitter that the team is going to work out Burress this afternoon. Burress is the last of the four veteran wide receivers left on the free agency market this season.
He hauled in the touchdown reception, which would go on to seal the Patriots first and only defeat of the 2007 season, served two years in prison for violating the New York state gun law and now maybe, just maybe will be dancing in the endzone in Foxborough, in a Patriot uniform. It seems strange [...]
Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress will work out for the New England Patriots, ESPN reported Sunday. The Patriots are practicing Sunday afternoon and coach Bill Belichick will speak to reporters afterward. Burress has recently been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk. He has reportedly said that he is willing...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress is on his way to New England to work out for the Patriots.
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress is flying today to New England to work out for the Patriots, the team he helped beat in SBXLII. More on ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 12, 2012
Burress would be a nice addition along with...
Bill Belichick will always keep you guessing. With a stockpile of wide receivers already on his roster sheet, Belichick and the New England Patriots held a workout for free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress today. The addition of Burress would be a head-scratcher given the depth of their ranks at the position, but the presence [...]
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via ProFootballTalk.com), after working out free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress on Sunday, the New England Patriots aren’t expected to sign him.
It’s not a good sign when the Patriots turn down an aging veteran. This could be a sign that Burress future in the NFL is in doubt at this point.
Bill Belichick will always keep you guessing.
With a stockpile of wide receivers already on his roster sheet, Belichick and the New England Patriots held a workout for free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress today.
The addition of Burress would be a head-scratcher given the depth of their ranks at the position, but the presence of the six-foot-five receiver in the red zone...
The Patriots are sure entertaining a lot of options at wide receiver. Aside from the sure-thing options such as Wes Welker, Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd, the Pats have also have brought in Donte Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney to camp to try out for the team, as well. So, while it seems that New England already has enough options on the end of Tom Brady passes to put together a unit...
The early performance of Terrell Owens in Seattle, and the solid reports on older wideouts like Randy Moss in San Francisco and Miami's potty-mouthed Chad Ochocinco/Johnson (anyone see the opening episode of "Hard Knocks," in which Dolphins first-year coach Joe Philbin cautioned Johnson for dropping the F-bomb so much during a news conference?), might hasten the return...
The Patriots, who already have a wealth of talent at the receiver
position, have invited former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress
to fly in for a workout, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.