Wide receiver Plaxico Burress is scheduled to be released from prison on June 6. The Giants cut Burress several months before he began his prison term, so he will be an unrestricted free agent once the lockout ends.
FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer recently suggested the Giants’ front office was “intrigued” by the possibility of re-signing Burress, but Giants offensive lineman David Diehl doesn’t think it’d be in Plax’s best interest.
“If I were Plaxico, I would say no [to the Giants],” Diehl said Friday. “With everything that happened, Plaxico has taken a lot of heat, not only through the media. … I think about Michael Vick’s situation. He went to a new situation, a new city, where he could almost start fresh with new teammates and go back to basics.”
It’s fair to wonder if Diehl is hinting at anti-Burress dynamics in the Giants’ locker room. Coach Tom Coughlin isn’t believed to be Plax’s biggest fan, and Burress was never considered a model citizen.
“If I were in that position, in order to move on and start fresh, you have to get back to square one,” Diehl added. “That’s getting back to playing football. That’s getting back to yourself, and not only enjoying your family, but enjoying your life and being happy again.
“For [Burress], I think that’s somewhere else.”