Plaxico Burress is expected to be out of prison in six months, and once Burress is free, his agent is ready to get right to work on getting him signed with an NFL team.
“I’m not a big advocate of making predictions on teams because so much can change,” Drew Rosenhaus told Josina Anderson on Showtime’s Inside the NFL. “But I am not afraid to make the following prediction: Plaxico Burress will be playing in 2011, and he will play very well. And it will be a very happy ending to a very tough, tough story for him.”
Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, a teammate who has become close with Burress’s children while Burress has been imprisoned, said he believes there’s “no question” that Burress would be welcomed back to the Giants.
The biggest question may be whether Burress, who will turn 34 in August, is still physically capable of playing in the NFL. Burress already looked like he was losing a step in 2008 (the fifth consecutive season in which his yards-per-catch average declined), and now he’s spent two and a half years away from the game.
But Burress is clear to sign with any team as soon as he’s out of prison and will not face any additional league discipline, and Rosenhaus is confident that at least one team will be willing to give Burress a chance.