As Giants co-owner John Mara told me on Thursday’s PFT Live, the Giants will visit Friday night with Burress. According to the New York Post, Burress is scheduled to meet with the Steelers on Saturday.
Though Steve Serby of the Post implies that the Giants have all night to get a deal done with Burress, Mara was clear on Thursday. Meeting with Plaxico is only the first step of the process.
“He is coming tomorrow evening and he and Tom are going to sit down, and that’s step one of the process,” Mara said. “And if we move successfully past step one of the process, then we have to see if he fits in terms of our salary cap situation and everything. . . . We’re a long way from being there, and we’ll just have to see what happens.”
For Giants coach Tom Coughlin, that first step will be critical. Coughlin needs to know that Burress will do what’s expected of him, like showing up and/or showing up on time.