Add Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson to the list of people who think Philadelphia should be the landing place for Plaxico Burress.
“Plaxico Burress just came out to California, me and him just spent some time together and catching up,” Jackson told Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio in New York, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I think he would love to come play for the Eagles, come play with me and Vick. He already kind of had a connection with [Michael] Vick, with him being in prison and him kind of talking to him before. So it might be a connection, I’d love it. But regardless, I wish the best for him, and if he was to come to Philadelphia I think it would be a dangerous combination.”
Jackson said that he views Burress as being in a similar situation to the one Vick was in before the Eagles signed him, and in Jackson’s view, things couldn’t have gone any better with Vick.
“It was a dream come true,” Jackson said of playing with Vick. “I’ve always had so much respect for him. And for him going through what he’s been through and still be able to get a second opportunity and making the best out of it, first of all I’ll say for the Eagles to believe in him after all the other teams just doubted him and said he couldn’t do it, and for myself to actually watch and witness the every day hard work, the things he was doing in the community, for myself it was really like a dream come true.”
And now Jackson thinks playing with Burress could be another dream come true.
Note: Smith didn’t ask Jackson about the anti-gay slur he used in another recent radio interview. Smith’s interview with Jackson took place on Friday, after Jackson used the slur but before it was widely publicized.