Plaxico, Giants visit is scuttled due to Transition Rules

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Last night, the Giants and receiver Plaxico Burress decided to get together.  The only problem?  Under the 2011 Transition Rules, they can’t until Friday at 6:00 p.m. ET.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello provided earlier this morning a somewhat cryptic response to the question of whether get-togethers may occur.  “Can’t visit teams today,” Aiello told PFT via e-mail.

The response was a bit cryptic, since it potentially implies that visits can occur away from team facilities.

Bob Glauber of Newsday reports that, as applied to Burress and the Giants, it means that there will be no visit.  Per Glauber, no visits are permitted until Friday.

Thus, for now, any discussions between Burress and Big Blue must happen via phone.

Of course, this raises the question of how the Panthers were able to send roughly 45 percent of the organization to Miami on Tuesday to persuade defensive end Charles Johnson to re-sign with the team.  Aiello has yet to respond to our e-mail raising that question.

Hey, at least we’re no longer peppering him with e-mails about the lockout.

11 responses to “Plaxico, Giants visit is scuttled due to Transition Rules

  1. So players can’t visit with teams yet, but teams can visit with players, as long as it’s at another location, but not really because it may be against the rules.

    Thanks to the NFL for making that clear.

  2. The NFL probably sensed that Plax might get his life back together … and took steps to prevent it.

  3. As a Giants fan, this might be the most bizarre offseason I’ve ever experienced. We just tossed away 40% of our starting O-line and cut our best backup lineman, we’re potentially re-signing a 34 year-old WR who’s been in prison the past two years, and we’re releasing a 36-year-old RB who’s been out of football for four years…

    At this point, I’m pretty much ready for anything. lol Thank God football’s back!

  4. So you can call UFA’s, you can sign UFA’s, but for the love of all things holy don’t let them near your stadium? Brilliant!!!!

  5. I can’t imagine Hurney didn’t check with the NFL before they did that w/ Johnson. He’s an above board type guy.

  6. Teams/players can always use Dick Cheney’s ‘Undisclosed Location’ for their meet and greet.

  7. I’m personally waiting for the first, “I didn’t agree to any contract, my cell phone got hacked!” excuse when a player backs out of one of these deals.

  8. How would the Panthers not know the rules? Jerry Richardson was the chair of the labor committee! He was involved in WRITING the rules! So who got them wrong? Carolina or the NFL?

  9. ehatem says:
    Jul 27, 2011 10:28 AM

    I’m personally waiting for the first, “I didn’t agree to any contract, my cell phone got hacked!” excuse when a player backs out of one of these deals.

    ———-

    Kenny Britt’s not a free agent for a couple more years…. lol

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