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.