Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 8/12/12
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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