The unlikely courtship of Plaxico Burress by the New York Giants continues. On Wednesday, it hits the next level, when Burress reportedly will visit with the team.
According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger and Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, the parties will get together on Wednesday in the New York area.
Burress told Garafolo that the former Giants star plans to be candid when talking to the current Giants coach.
“I really don’t know what I’m going to say,” Burress said. “I’m just going to go in there tomorrow and speak from the heart, be truthful with him and let him know how I feel. Whatever comes out is going to come out.
“I’m pretty sure there are things he wants to say, too.”
And Burress was candid with Garafolo. When asked about prior comments that were construed as Plaxico saying he didn’t want to play for coach Tom Coughlin again, Burress laughed and said, “It’s not like I wasn’t telling the truth.”
Per Myers, the Texans, Rams, and Eagles also contacted Burress on Tuesday.
The scheduled visit comes at a time when it’s not clear whether free agents can visit with teams. Agent David Canter said via Twitter on Tuesday that visits can’t occur before 6:00 p.m. ET Friday. The Transition Rules on which the NFLPA leadership voted Monday are silent on this point.
We’ve sent an e-mail requesting clarification to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. Like most normal human beings operating on Eastern Daylight Time, Aiello is likely asleep.