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Rex Ryan talks Plaxico, without specifically talking Plaxico

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With the Jets facing the potential departure of receivers Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes via free agency, they’re keeping an eye on potential replacements.  Linked for weeks to Randy Moss, the Jets are now being suggested as a potential landing place for Plaxico Burress.

On Thursday, coach Rex Ryan addressed the possibility.

“What [G.M. Mike Tannenbaum] and I have always talked about is how we want to sign . . . as many of our own players as we can,” Ryan said at a book signing at the Jets Shop in Manhattan, per Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.  “We’ll address [free agency] once we have a better idea of what the rules are.”

Ryan didn’t address Burress by name, but since Burress currently isn’t the property of any other team, doing so wouldn’t have amounted to tampering.

As Begley points out, Ryan also may have been sending a message to Burress (and possibly Moss) by pointing out that the Jets “demand a lot” from their players.

“We want everything you’ve got so don’t come play for the Jets if you’re not willing to do that,” Ryan said.

It’s a commitment plenty of players will be willing to make, given that so many have said publicly and privately that they want to play for the Jets.

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10 Responses to “Rex Ryan talks Plaxico, without specifically talking Plaxico”
  1. bucks12965 says: Jun 17, 2011 7:26 AM

    How exactly do they “demand a lot” from their players?

  2. skoobyfl says: Jun 17, 2011 7:34 AM

    Rex has a way of getting people to put their best foot forward.

  3. brs027 says: Jun 17, 2011 7:42 AM

    I don’t think a WR should be the Jets’ primary concern.

  4. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 17, 2011 7:44 AM

    Not happening.

  5. krow101 says: Jun 17, 2011 7:46 AM

    The Jets are a good fit for Burress, and this is from a Giants fan. Hey, I like the guy and wish him well. But he’s a slacker, and the Jets better understand that when they sign him. And I doubt his ‘nobody tells Plax what to do’ attitude changed much in prison.

  6. ampats says: Jun 17, 2011 8:05 AM

    Disagree brs27,

    I think WR is a major question for the Jets this off season as Holmes/Edwards et al made many big plays for this team. As a Pats fan, I am hoping that “Tone” wakes and bakes next September somewhere other than New Jersey. Could care less where Edwards “drops”

    Moss/TO would look good in green !

  7. chadmurdigan says: Jun 17, 2011 8:41 AM

    Steve Smith from the Panthers makes a lot more sense to me if Ryan wants someone who’ll give everything he’s got. Smith makes a lot more sense than Moss or Plex to me for the third Super Bowl run Rex has predicted.

  8. orakpwnd1983 says: Jun 17, 2011 9:17 AM

    Rex..put a sock in it.

  9. abninf says: Jun 17, 2011 9:54 AM

    More want to play for Dallas, but who’s counting.

  10. schmitty2 says: Jun 17, 2011 9:59 AM

    Fireman Ed would not approve of that signing

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