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Will Giants’ offseason feature return of Plaxico?

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By the time the 2011 starts, Plaxico Burress will be a free man. Might he also be a New York Giant?

The New York Post is floating that possibility today, reporting that the imprisoned former Giants receiver could re-sign with the team after he is released from the Oneida Correctional Facility on June 6.

The story says that “there is growing support within the Giants organization to bring him back and give him a second chance,” citing General Manager Jerry Reese and co-owners Steve Tisch and John Mara as all being in favor of bringing Burress back, or at least in favor of considering it.

Giants defensive end Justin Tuck feels strongly that Burress should be brought back.

“I know that he’s paid his debt to society, and I think he’s overpaid his debt to society,” Tuck said. “Yeah, I would love to see him back. We’ve all seen how the Mike Vick situation has played out. And we all know that Plaxico is one of the most talented wide receivers to ever play this game.”

One big difference between Burress and Vick is that Vick was 29 when he signed with the Eagles after being released from prison. Burress will be 34 when the 2011 season starts. Burress may not be physically capable of coming back.

But if he is, the Giants may give him a chance.

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39 Responses to “Will Giants’ offseason feature return of Plaxico?”
  1. mad55555 says: Jan 4, 2011 7:19 PM

    Well, Phildelphia Owned teams have been know to be successful with giving guys second chances when no one else would. And seeing as the nj giants are a Philadelphia owned team, by golly, it just might work….
    or not

  2. getagrip10 says: Jan 4, 2011 7:36 PM

    The giants need a TE that can catch the ball, LB’s, both RB’s are free agents, and they are running thin on the o-line. They have hicks, manningham, and smith. They do not need a distraction or another WR. They need a new player caller. Bringing Plaxico back would be moronic.

  3. zone44blitz says: Jan 4, 2011 7:38 PM

    When Plaxico gets released from prison, don’t be surprised if the Eagles jump on him to get him. All of their receivers are speed guys and guys that can’t go up and win a jumpball. They are lacking a tall receivers and Plaxico may just be that missing ingredient.

  4. raynman49 says: Jan 4, 2011 7:41 PM

    C’mon, you can’t be serious! I’ll take Nicks, Smith, Manningham, and Hixon. Late for every meeting? Who needs it? Oakland or Dallas. Maybe he can team up with T. O. and make the TOXICO show.

  5. andyprough says: Jan 4, 2011 7:49 PM

    @MDS – “One big difference between Burress and Vick is that Vick was 29 when he signed with the Eagles after being released from prison.”

    ++++++++++++++

    Another big difference between the two is that Burress has actually made a big play in a big game in his career.

    Vick? Errr… not so much

    One thing we do know – that former Steeler receiver flat-out OWNS Belichick.

  6. cup1981 says: Jan 4, 2011 7:52 PM

    If there is one person that deserves a second shot, it is Plaxico. He made a poor judgement call and paid with REAL jail time, not the “I am a celebrity” jail time that Vick got. Plaxico got 2 years for just carrying a gun, albeit unregistered in NY, but carrying it is all. Plaxico probably has 2 maybe 3 years left, I don;t know if he can still play at a high level, but I am certain that his desire is extremely high and his work ethic will be greatly improved… Good luck to Plaxico…

  7. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 4, 2011 7:52 PM

    Send him the Philly this way we can save money on parole visits
    The do him and Vick that is if Vick is not back in jail by June or maybe just maybe in the hood like the hood rat he is

  8. geeeeemen says: Jan 4, 2011 8:11 PM

    @getagrip

    Jacobs and Ware are under contract. Bradshaw is the lone free agent RB.

    Do people post about other teams and just make stuff as if the actual fans of those teams won’t realize?

  9. righthereisay says: Jan 4, 2011 8:18 PM

    Steelers should take him and dump Randel El whose best years are far behind him.

  10. ttommytom says: Jan 4, 2011 8:40 PM

    getagrip: I agree if it’s Gibride you are talking about and not #10.

    Plax would be a nice situational, red zone threat but would cause the Giants to have 1 less Special teamer.

  11. Jack Burton says: Jan 4, 2011 8:49 PM

    Might as well give Dave Meggett, Mark Ingram and LT another shot. Funny how they’re all ex-Giants.

  12. Reggie's Bush says: Jan 4, 2011 8:57 PM

    I still think he got over penalized by the justice system.

    It’s such b.s. just trying to make an example of him.

  13. rcali says: Jan 4, 2011 9:03 PM

    When he gets out he better get improve his inability to attend or get to meetings on time. Parole officers don’t like being stood up.

  14. bspurloc says: Jan 4, 2011 9:05 PM

    .
    bring plax back….

    big deal he shot himself……

    stupid

  15. freedomispopular says: Jan 4, 2011 9:07 PM

    The Giants, or somebody, should at least give him a chance to see what he can do. He may have committed a “crime,” but according to the 2nd amendment it’s not like he actually did anything wrong.

  16. gcsuk says: Jan 4, 2011 9:10 PM

    @mad5555
    Boy, you are WORKING that “Philadelphia Owned NJ Giants” thing to death. It is really getting old. It’s actually pretty pathetic that as an Eagle fan you have NOTHING else to concentrate on except the New York Giants.

    I would say it’s a bit obsessive. You might want to seek professional help. Sounds like a bit of “Sports Jealousy” to me.

    You can be VERY proud that the team you root for has a perfect record over the Giants for the past 2 YEARS! Are the Eagles going to raise a special banner for that at the beginning of next season? They can put it right next to that “Super Bowl Champs” banner… Oh, wait… Never mind.

  17. uncommon1 says: Jan 4, 2011 9:17 PM

    He definitely deserves another shot, assuming he’s capable. Probably not with the Giants though. Too many talented WR’s. A lot of people come out with a “Prison Body”. Maybe he bulked up enough to be a TE. In which case his 34 year old speed won’t be an issue

  18. mikea311 says: Jan 4, 2011 9:46 PM

    um, dont the Giants still own his rights? the eagles cant jump to sign him until the Giants release him.

  19. njgiant81 says: Jan 4, 2011 9:52 PM

    The Giants haven’t beaten the Eagles since Plaxico left. Maybe if we get him back we can break the streak.

  20. thegreatwhitemidget says: Jan 4, 2011 10:24 PM

    Let’s see here old reciver who has plenty of character issues and a criminal record……… Any else thinking jets here?

  21. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 4, 2011 10:33 PM

    @rightthereisay:
    are you suggesting that we dont need Captain Fair Catch (i throw up in my mouth a little every time i see him in the game to return punts)? how dare you?!

    on a more serious note, i wouldnt be opposed to this,
    but we’re gonna try and bring back sweed next year i’m sure, so we’ll probably dump Captain Fair catch at that point and eventually pass on Plax even though ben probably still has his man crush on him.

  22. zaggs says: Jan 4, 2011 10:45 PM

    “Burress will be 34 when the 2011 season starts. Burress may not be physically capable of coming back.”

    In football years he’ll only be 32.
    Another difference between Burress and Vick is that Burress’s crime is about to become unconstitutional and doesn’t send up red flags about physical abuse to people like Vick’s does.

  23. smellmyface says: Jan 4, 2011 11:02 PM

    @mad5555

    You talk alot of ish when that team you break out your skirt and pom-poms for has a empty trophy case

  24. Deb says: Jan 4, 2011 11:27 PM

    He spent a ridiculously long time in prison, so I hope someone gives him a chance and that he makes the most of it. Good luck, Plaxico.

  25. gcsuk says: Jan 4, 2011 11:28 PM

    @mikea311
    I believe the Giants released him after it became clear that he was going to the hoosegow. They couldn’t be on the hook for the contract for 2 years for a guy that, quite obviously, was not going to play. I assume when they released him they relinquished his rights as well.

  26. 8dollarbeer says: Jan 4, 2011 11:32 PM

    zaggs says:
    Jan 4, 2011 10:45 PM

    Burress’s crime is about to become unconstitutional….

    *******************************************

    Please explain this comment..

  27. mad55555 says: Jan 4, 2011 11:40 PM

    @ gcsuk says

    It’s actually pretty funny that the Philadelphia Eagles have Owned the nj giants so many times in a row they are now considered property of Philadelphia. Oh, and it hasn’t been 2 years silly, it has been 3 years and counting. come on, count with me. 2008 is oneeeee, 2009 is twoooooo, and 2010 is threeeee. Aww man, was that the craziest 7 1/2 mins you ever witnessed or what. I think that was the crazies 7 1/2 anybody ever saw in any NFL game ever played. Hold on, maybe I am wrong. People were actually debating that 1978 when the Philadelphia Eagles picked up a kneel down that the nj giants fumbled and the eagles picked up for the TD and win is the crazies win that ever happened in the NF frickin L. What do you think? I’ll tell you what I think. The eagles have basically kept the nj team out of the playoffs the past 2 years and personally booted them out in 06 and 08. Let me see you best Eli bitter beer face. BWAAAAA.

  28. scytherius says: Jan 5, 2011 12:21 AM

    Well, if he has done like Vick and gotten his personality “in order”, more power to em. If he’s just another brat head case … no team needs that hassle.

  29. knowledgeablefan says: Jan 5, 2011 12:43 AM

    Plaxico will be welcomed by any team in the NFL, including the Giants, because the feeling around the league is he overpaid his dues. Also unlike Vick teams may not care if he lost a step because of his great size. Makes sense for Giants to take a look with Steve Smith’s future unsure.

  30. osmocosmo says: Jan 5, 2011 1:23 AM

    “bigbluefan1 says: Jan 4, 2011 7:52 PM

    Send him the Philly this way we can save money on parole visits
    The do him and Vick that is if Vick is not back in jail by June or maybe just maybe in the hood like the hood rat he is”

    huh?

    Learn to speak.

  31. snarkygurl says: Jan 5, 2011 3:04 AM

    gcsuk says:
    Jan 4, 2011 9:10 PM
    @mad5555
    Boy, you are WORKING that “Philadelphia Owned NJ Giants” thing to death. It is really getting old. It’s actually pretty pathetic that as an Eagle fan you have NOTHING else to concentrate on except the New York Giants.
    =======================
    Agreed! This worthless post has popped up on almost every story I’ve read lately. It’s truly pathetic that it doesn’t even change…just cut and paste. No wonder the rest of NFL fans consider Philthadelphia fans as illiterate and moronic…

    On topic, I’d like to see the Giants bring Plax back. After all, he’s got a couple years left in him at best, especially as a 2nd stringer. And if a POS QB who shall remain nameless can get a second chance after INTENTIONALLY killing, then a goofy SOB with poor judgement who only hurt himself should get the same chance.

  32. tbssic says: Jan 5, 2011 5:58 AM

    Old Dropxiko couldn’t get it right in da Burg and got even worse in NY (IQ wise). His shoe size will always out pace his IQ…
    Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest,,,,,, he’s got 2 outta 3 so far….

  33. kenny1960 says: Jan 5, 2011 6:34 AM

    I think Chedderbob Burress deserves another chance. He did not shoot anyone but himself, He did not kill anyone. The Giants need him to beat the Eagles thats for sure

  34. juancorsair says: Jan 5, 2011 7:58 AM

    Reggie’s Bush says:

    I still think he got over penalized by the justice system.

    It’s such b.s. just trying to make an example of him.

    Instead of playing the race card, why don’t you try educating yourself by researching “mandatory minimum sentencing” and how it applies to unregistered firearm possession in New York State?

    On another note… If Plax comes back, should he expect a personal phone call from Vick’s homeboy Obama as well?

  35. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 5, 2011 8:10 AM

    Great. The Giants’ own Quantrell Bishop will be back.

  36. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 5, 2011 9:55 AM

    juancorsair,

    Can you post the part where Vick plays the supposed “race card”? I think you left that out of your comment.

  37. mad55555 says: Jan 5, 2011 9:56 AM

    @ snarkygurl says:
    Jan 5, 2011 3:04 AM

    Aren’t you the one that said that the Eagles cheated by doing an onsides kick with only 11 players? Yea you are, you goofy SOB. BWAAAA.

  38. gcsuk says: Jan 5, 2011 12:51 PM

    @mad55555
    OK, I’ll learn how to count when you learn how to read. The Giants and the Eagles split the regular season in ’08, with the Giants winning in Week 10 at the Linc. Giants 36, Eagles 31.

    So I guess it HASN’T been 3 years and counting, since a SPLIT doesn’t count as a sweep. It counts as a split.

    And you’re right, that WAS a crazy 7 1/2 minutes. But not as significant as the last 15 minutes of SB 42, where the Giants scored 14 points and won the Lombardi Trophy.

    You can HAVE your regular season “Miracle at the Meadowlands”. In fact, you can have all 4 “Miracles”. Add all of them together, they don’t even come close to 1 SB victory, and the Giants have the most MIRACULOUS win of all time, along with the most MIRACULOUS play in SB history (boy, I like the sound of that).

    I’d be willing to bet that any Eagle fan would be willing to trade. And any that wouldn’t is just as foolish as you. And I guess, as an Eagle fan, you have to hang on to any little scrap of pride that you have left.

  39. n0hopeleft says: Jan 5, 2011 6:25 PM

    #
    kenny1960 says: Jan 5, 2011 6:34 AM

    I think Chedderbob Burress deserves another chance. He did not shoot anyone but himself, He did not kill anyone. The Giants need him to beat the Eagles thats for sure
    ______________________________________

    Yes! And Philly needs the 2nd coming of CHRIST himself to win a Superbowl.

    Good call!

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