Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently said publicly that he’d like the team to sign receiver Plaxico Burress. Another member of the Minnesota offense has followed suit.
Receiver Percy Harvin, in an interview with Johnny D and The 757 Club of 1490 AM the Game in Virginia Beach, said that he “definitely, definitely” wants to play with Plaxico.
“I think he’s one of the best receivers to play the game,” Harvin said, “so I would love to have him and get the opportunity to learn from him as I did [Randy] Moss and some of the other veterans I’ve played with.”
As MDS pointed out in conjunction with Peterson’s plea for Plaxico, the fact that Tony Dungy is working with Burress could make Minnesota a potential destination, given the presence of Dungy’s friend and former colleague, Leslie Frazier, as the new head coach of the team.
Burress could be a more affordable alternative to Vikings receiver Sidney Rice, a younger player who presumably will be looking for top dollar on the free-agent market, if the threshold for unrestricted free agency moves back to four years.