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Jets poised to make a run at Plaxico

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If Plaxico Burress returns to New York, he’ll be a member not of the Giants, but the Jets.

So says Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10 years in this business and that’s the first time I’ve ever realized that rhymes) and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Bouchette reports that it’s unlikely Burress will return to the Giants, and that the Jets are expected to make a “big pitch” for Plaxico.

Per Mehta, the Jets had “internal discussions” about Burress on Friday.  That said, cornerback currently remains the Jets’ top priority.

There are three things to take away from this.  First, the chances of Braylon Edwards, for whom the Jets traded in 2009, returning to the team have gone from zero to negative.  Second, it’s hard not to think that the Jets have decided to, like the Redskins of past years, play annual offseason fantasy football as a way to command attention that otherwise would go to teams like the Pats in their own division and the Giants in their own backyard.  Third, with the Jets suddenly on the scene, we can’t rule out someone else getting involved.

Who knows?  Maybe we’ll be getting a bolt-from-the-blue text message from the Eagles announcing the Burress is under contract.

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  1. xstaticonradio says: Jul 30, 2011 12:43 PM

    Maybe this time he can accidentally shoot Rex Ryan

  2. chadinkc30 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:45 PM

    Jets need to sign cromartie ASAP because I’d put serious cash that he goes to the raider

  3. phxheat88 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:47 PM

    Get all the help sanchez can get right lol they still wint get to sb

  4. whhaaat says: Jul 30, 2011 12:48 PM

    apparently it was reported on local radio station (WIP) that plaxico will visit with eagles today. Got info from forum so don’t know how much truth, and being on radio can verify.

  5. picksix401 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:50 PM

    LOL @ the jets

  6. rjblitz02 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:52 PM

    Correction:

    ***Jets will come misleadingly close to signing Plaxico, and fail horribly at doing so.

  7. fonetiklee says: Jul 30, 2011 12:53 PM

    Does anybody actually know what kind of shape he’s in? I mean, I know there’s not much to do in prison besides lift weights and read, but is he in football shape? Is he still fast?

  8. giveseanpaytonhisjuicyfruit says: Jul 30, 2011 12:54 PM

    I’m surprised you didn’t opt for “Jets poised to take a shot at Plaxico”

  9. readysethike says: Jul 30, 2011 12:54 PM

    What about Braylon?

  10. FinFan68 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:54 PM

    Chicago should be a player for Burress. I think he is a risk and all the attention is driving his pricetag up but Chicago needs help at receiver with Olsen gone. They need to fix their O-line too but they have let the big guys sign elsewhere

  11. nflwatcher says: Jul 30, 2011 12:56 PM

    Never happens, no one wants to play for the Jets.

  12. 3octaveFart says: Jul 30, 2011 12:56 PM

    Sure, now that they know Pittsburgh is showing interest.

  13. pympdaddi says: Jul 30, 2011 12:56 PM

    WTF?!!!! All of a sudden everyone ELSE wants the receiver that all doubted would be back in football… SILLY! Also, what’s up with this line “That said, cornerback currently remains the Jets’ top priority.” Now he’s made a change in position and the Jets need 18 corners??? Smooth! :-/

  14. ohkhan says: Jul 30, 2011 12:56 PM

    how are the jets like the redskins other than spending big money on free agents…the jets have made the afc championship 2 years in rex’s first 2 years, when was the last time the skins made the nfc championship game?

  15. maxvv says: Jul 30, 2011 12:57 PM

    Wait, his name is pronounced Ed Boo-shet?? All this time I’ve been calling him Ed Boo-chay! Why didn’t anyone tell me??

  16. mmmpieyummy says: Jul 30, 2011 12:58 PM

    Dear Lord, here we go again. Rex likes making ‘a run’ at everyone out there. After all, you can’t run without feet…

  17. bucwild05 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:59 PM

    Hahahahaha…. Look at the Jets! They love to pay out all this money to put together an average team. Do they think that adding 1 or 2 “big names” will get them to the big dance in February?

    The can’t, and won’t get by the Pats this year. They seem desparate, which looks pitiful. With them looking at all these players, how does that look to the locker room? Making your players feel like poo. Aren’t they the ones that got you deep in the playoffs last year? Great front office the Jets have. Spending money doesn’t get you into the Super Bowl festivities, ask the Cowboys/Bengals/Redskins etc.

  18. rhf123 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    Be on the lookout for any “mystery” teams Jets – yes, that one.

  19. mad5555 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    The Eagles will embarrass the jets again, and then again in preseason, and then again in the regular season. And by the end of the season the eagles will have beaten the NJ giants 4 straight years in a row. It will be a poor man’s cliff lee take away signing. HAHAHA

  20. kmurph1226 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:01 PM

    So they settle for a 34 year old football player instead of Braylon? Thank you Jets for being dumb.

    From,
    Miami Dolphin Fan.

  21. lowleadman says: Jul 30, 2011 1:02 PM

    Leave those Jets at the altar Plax. For all of the time they had this offseason you would think the Jets would have had a more solid plan of action.

    Looks like Rexy is thinking with his toes again.

  22. frankvzappa says: Jul 30, 2011 1:02 PM

    That eagles joke sucked the first time.

  23. oscojoe says: Jul 30, 2011 1:03 PM

    Yup; if at first you don’t succeed try, try again.

    For media attention that is!

    same old jets, jets, jets!!!

  24. nfaftw says: Jul 30, 2011 1:03 PM

    Jets adding another criminal to their roster full of punks and loudmouths.

  25. denverwally says: Jul 30, 2011 1:03 PM

    HEY everybody look at us, we’re the Jets… J-E-T-S jets jets jets!!! We’re important, see? Hey look over here, quit looking at the Giants and Pats! Look at us!!! HEEEEYYYYY OVER HERE!!!! We matter!!! We’re losers but WE MATTER!!!! Everyone loves US!!! HEYYYYYYY over here, c’mon guys we’re right here in front of you!!!!

  26. phillyforlife says: Jul 30, 2011 1:04 PM

    Who knows? Maybe we’ll be getting a bolt-from-the-blue text message from the Eagles announcing the Burress is under contract.

    That’s funny if it happened New York would diffidently start to ask Philly teams if they are interested in a player before wasting time on pursuing them.

  27. tedmurph says: Jul 30, 2011 1:06 PM

    Go ahead, make my day.

  28. raiderston says: Jul 30, 2011 1:11 PM

    I can see this as a good move. good luck jets

  29. goawayeverybody says: Jul 30, 2011 1:12 PM

    Nnamdi Asomugha is evil.

  30. robsterny says: Jul 30, 2011 1:15 PM

    @ denverwally;
    Please take your meds…and dont have kids!..lol

  31. scudbot says: Jul 30, 2011 1:17 PM

    Questions. Did they Jets hire Isiah Thomas as head of player personnel or what? Has Plaxico lined up a “The Decision” gig with some d-bag New Yawk radio station? What’s the next biggest name out there in case Plaxico goes to some godforsaken trash town like Dallas?

  32. robsterny says: Jul 30, 2011 1:17 PM

    @phillyforlife;
    Um…what does”diffidently” mean?

  33. huejackson says: Jul 30, 2011 1:18 PM

    according to RaiderSteve 413 website which is always 100% accurate on raider stories CROMARTIE is aboutto sign with the raiders.. Lets see how long it takes for Schefter or PFT to steal the story and act like they are the ones to break the news like they did with Seymour

  34. Deb says: Jul 30, 2011 1:18 PM

    @fonetiklee …

    One of Pittsburgh’s receivers, Antonio Brown, has been working out with him for weeks because they share the same agent. He says Plaxico looks terrific and hasn’t lost a step footballwise.

  35. jmad3487 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:21 PM

    kmurph1226 says:
    Jul 30, 2011 1:01 PM
    So they settle for a 34 year old football player instead of Braylon? Thank you Jets for being dumb.

    From,
    Miami Dolphin Fan.

    __________________________________

    Dear Miami Front office,

    Thank you for solving your Quarterback issues by signing Matt Moore

    From,
    Jetfan in Miami

  36. jacksaysfu says: Jul 30, 2011 1:22 PM

    Philly will now make the jets over pay for everyone. New yorks shaking in their boots, but don’t worry big rex will rub all your trembling feet.

  37. scudbot says: Jul 30, 2011 1:23 PM

    xstaticonradio says: “Maybe this time he can accidentally shoot Rex Ryan.”

    Now, now. More likely he’d shoot Revis over some drunkenly perceived slight.

    The poor J-E-T-S. Always a bridesmaid but never a bride, since 1962.

  38. merc13 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:23 PM

    No matter what the jets do people gotta hate for some reason, is it cus they the talk of the NFL, is it cus they went to the championship the past two years, is it cus Rex Ryan isn’t coaching your team. Keep hating this is what the jets feed off.

  39. dumbaseinstien says: Jul 30, 2011 1:24 PM

    These NBC Writers sure do have an addiction to NY teams…don’t they? The Jets will be lucky to go 8-8 this year :o)

  40. merc13 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:25 PM

    The jets wont get past the pats. Right didn’t we say this last year. Who did the jets best twice last year, damn we forget so fast

  41. phillyraider says: Jul 30, 2011 1:25 PM

    Also remember plax is at a position that requires him to beat his man one on one so his conditioning would definitely be a red flag. Remember the first year Vick was with the eagles he was put in once or twice a game. He admitted it took him a full season to get back to football shape. Vick came at a huge discounted price. Someone is gonna way OVERPAY for burress thinking they are gonna get the same results the eagles got. Taking a chance at a discount price on one of the most electrifying quarterback ever or signing an above average WR for top dollar, ill pass.

  42. gbfanforever says: Jul 30, 2011 1:28 PM

    It looks like some team is desperate for attention/buzz.

  43. salvaje50 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:28 PM

    Do the Jets sign anybody who hasn’t been arrested, has child support payments, or runs their mouth at any opportunity?

  44. mj2sexay says: Jul 30, 2011 1:33 PM

    I love all the Jets hate. As current Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson once said, “They don’t hate the s$#t teams.”

    “Playing off-season fantasy football” resulted in the Jets going into New England and romping the same team you say they try to “steal” attention away from. As much as JetsNation wants Braylon back, something has happened with either his dollar amount or legal issues that has the Jets backing away. Plax offers a similar skill-set for what I’m assuming will be much less the cost.

  45. dumbaseinstien says: Jul 30, 2011 1:37 PM

    Sunday Sep 11 Cowboys @ Jets – Win
    Sunday Sep 18 Jaguars @ Jets – Win
    Sunday Sep 25 Jets @ Raiders – Win
    Sunday Oct 02 Jets @ Ravens – Loss
    Sunday Oct 09 Jets @ Patriots – Loss
    Monday Oct 17 Dolphins @ Jets – Win
    Sunday Oct 23 Chargers @ Jets – Loss
    Sunday Nov 06 Jets @ Bills – Win
    Sunday Nov 13 Patriots @ Jets – Loss
    Thursday Nov 17 Jets @ Broncos – Win
    Sunday Bills @ Jets – Win
    Sunday Dec 04 Jets @ Redskins – Win
    Sunday Dec 11 Chiefs @ Jets – Loss
    Sunday Dec 18 Jets @ Eagles – Loss
    Saturday Dec 24 Giants @ Jets – Loss
    Sunday Jan 01 Jets @ Dolphins – Loss

  46. ampats says: Jul 30, 2011 1:39 PM

    Should bring the same level of success as they experienced with Nnamdi.

    Tomorrow’s NY Papers headlines:

    Plaxico tells NY “DROP DEAD”

    Everyone wants to play for Rex hahahaha

  47. merc13 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:40 PM

    Dear Miami owners (all 8 of you),

    Thank you for signing Matt Moore, you have now solved your qb issue. Miami will be .250 this year. Thanks once again.

    From,
    Jets fan in dirty jerzzzzzzz

  48. flagstaffphotos says: Jul 30, 2011 1:41 PM

    The Jets are worried about the Pats signing Chad Ochocinco. Not wanting to be left behind, they are quickly trying to sign a washed-up has-been receiver of their own.

    T.O. is about to become the subject of a bidding war in 3 -2 – 1….

  49. steelcurtainn says: Jul 30, 2011 1:41 PM

    Typical of the Jets. Cant draft there own good wide receivers so they still one EX-STEELER and now there going for another.

    Way to go front office of the NY JETS. If you cant draft em steal em.

  50. backindasaddle says: Jul 30, 2011 1:49 PM

    He’d be a perfect fit with the NY Jerks.

  51. riverhorsey says: Jul 30, 2011 1:53 PM

    why do the Jets not want Edwards, I thought he was solid?

  52. 72Perfection says: Jul 30, 2011 2:00 PM

    @salvaje50 says:Jul 30, 2011 1:28 PM

    Do the Jets sign anybody who hasn’t been arrested, has child support payments, or runs their mouth at any opportunity?
    ———————————————————-
    Great point. As you know thats all the NY jokes know how to do. It starts with their loud mouth coach, their DUMB fans and lost mgmt. Every year the NY Jests win the preseason Super Bowl. Dang…they are working on a 3peat baby!! A loser oraganization, with an all-time losing record. Have won the divsion 3 times in 41 years! Does any more need to be said. Nnamdi said it correctly he chose the Eagles because he didnt believe they had a chance to win the Super Bowl!
    The NY J.E.T.S. are now and always will be the #3 team in NY and the laughing stock of the NFL.
    Just
    End
    The
    Season

  53. thetooloftools says: Jul 30, 2011 2:01 PM

    this is exactly as i predicted. the league wanted the giants and p-burgh to create a phony desire to want this guy and then some third party team would take the bait. i never thought the jets would be stupid enough to get played like this though.

  54. Deb says: Jul 30, 2011 2:11 PM

    @steelcurtainn …

    Steal him? Plaxico hasn’t played for the Steelers in years and we just about couldn’t give Santonio away. If you think we’d have paid for him anything close to what the Jets did when he hit free agency, you’re nuts. I’ll always have a soft spot for Santonio, but he’s not our property, the Jets didn’t steal him … and they were sitting home while we were at the Super Bowl. We don’t need him.

  55. Deb says: Jul 30, 2011 2:14 PM

    BTW, steelcurtainn, that thumbs up was from me. Thought you were saying they were picking up our leftovers … which is good smacktalk. But “stealing” sounds like we’re whining. Don’t.

  56. jmad3487 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:16 PM

    72Perfection says:
    Jul 30, 2011 2:00 PM
    @salvaje50 says:Jul 30, 2011 1:28 PM

    Do the Jets sign anybody who hasn’t been arrested, has child support payments, or runs their mouth at any opportunity?
    ———————————————————-
    Great point. As you know thats all the NY jokes know how to do. It starts with their loud mouth coach, their DUMB fans and lost mgmt. Every year the NY Jests win the preseason Super Bowl. Dang…they are working on a 3peat baby!! A loser oraganization, with an all-time losing record. Have won the divsion 3 times in 41 years! Does any more need to be said. Nnamdi said it correctly he chose the Eagles because he didnt believe they had a chance to win the Super Bowl!
    The NY J.E.T.S. are now and always will be the #3 team in NY and the laughing stock of the NFL.
    Just
    End
    The
    Season
    __________________________________

    72 Perfection… 1). What year were you born?? 2). How does the bottom of the AFC EAST sound for you this year? 3). Is it true Carrot Top has become a new minority owner for the Fins?

  57. dlk47823 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:17 PM

    Miami and Denver fans taking shots at the Jets….that’s rich.
    i see Denver and the Dolphs in the AFC Championship………NOT!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. rangenius says: Jul 30, 2011 2:28 PM

    2 types of fans in NFL. Jets fans and those other Jealous Fans. Everyone knows Steelers got lucky last year with that “fumble” for a TD. Jets would of crushed Rodgers and the Pack. GO JETS

  59. denverwally says: Jul 30, 2011 2:47 PM

    On a serious note,
    they cut or restructured about half the team to sign Numbnuts Asomugua, which didn’t work out. So they have to have a pile of cap-cash they could throw at both Burress AND Braylon Edwards, if they want to put them on the field together. Oh, and by the way JESTS, you are now one starting O-lineman short since Woody retired. But what the heck, Dirty Sanchez is a world class QB, he can handle adversity.

    BWAAAAAA-HAHAHAHAHAHA

  60. dumbaseinstien says: Jul 30, 2011 2:50 PM

    @ rangenius says:
    Jul 30, 2011 2:28 PM

    Everyone also knows that the Jets were & are the benficiaries of every in-accurate call made in any game they play. The bookies have a lot vested in the outcome of those NY games!!!

  61. tedmurph says: Jul 30, 2011 2:59 PM

    @Deb

    Brown, who has the same agent, says Plax looks terrific.

    You must be AMAZED Brown didn’t throw Plax
    under the bus.

    I haven’t seen a post that naive since you were
    sticking up for Ward and Roethlisberger.

  62. scudbot says: Jul 30, 2011 3:01 PM

    The Jets are never “poised”. They’re too busy running around with their hair on fire.

  63. chuckyd317 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:04 PM

    2 types of fans in NFL. Jets fans and those other Jealous Fans. Everyone knows Steelers got lucky last year with that “fumble” for a TD. Jets would of crushed Rodgers and the Pack. GO JETS

    _________________________________

    Correct me if I’m wrong… But didn’t the Packers shut out the Jets at home this year???

  64. merc13 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:14 PM

    The jets have one thing the eagles don’t……stop with how great the eagles are

  65. scudbot says: Jul 30, 2011 3:16 PM

    rangenius says: “2 types of fans in NFL. Jets fans and those other Jealous Fans. Everyone knows Steelers got lucky last year with that ‘fumble’ for a TD. Jets would of crushed Rodgers and the Pack. GO JETS.”

    You mean, the JETS who got shut out against those injury-riddled Packers in the JETS’ own duplex home last year? Or are you talking about some smoke, mirrors and hot air JETS rolled out by your carnival barker head coach?

  66. pfii63 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:42 PM

    CORRECTION…

    “If Plaxico Burress returns to New Jersey…”

  67. bowlhounds says: Jul 30, 2011 4:38 PM

    ohkhan says:
    Jul 30, 2011 12:56 PM
    how are the jets like the redskins other than spending big money on free agents…the jets have made the afc championship 2 years in rex’s first 2 years, when was the last time the skins made the nfc championship game?

    The BETTER question should have been how many and when have the Redskins won a CHAMPIONSHIP of some kind … Jets – Div Champs 1998,2002 Conf. Champs yea thats a big ZERO Superbowl 1 time 1969
    Redskins Div Champs 1972,1983,1984,1987,1991,1999 Conf. Champs 1972,1982,1983,1987,1991 Superbowl 3 times 1982,1987,1991 Hmmmmn, enough said.

  68. tedmurph says: Jul 30, 2011 5:31 PM

    Back when men were men and nobody needed a facemask.

  69. steelcurtainn says: Jul 30, 2011 8:17 PM

    @Deb.

    Yes, I know. I guess the point I was trying to make even tho Plax hasnt played for us in years. He was first a steeler and now of course the Jets go after him after just getting Santonio only last year. Santonio truly screwed up his career with the Burgh. This guy should of been a keeper for the long term. Your right, we probably wouldnt have been able to match what the jets gave him but you cant ever tell. We have given big contracts before. Our receivers without Santonio did alot beter job then I initially thought. IMO the biggest(NOT ONLY)reason we lost the sb last year is because of the Defense which should have been our strongpoint(even tho we all know about the wink link cbs(in mcfadden and gay). IMO once again, if we had Santonio on the last drive the outcome could have been different and we could be holding 3 lombardies in the last 6 years instead of 2. Guess thats all Im saying. Nice post Deb.

  70. rodericksilva says: Jul 30, 2011 8:47 PM

    “A source close to Burress says the wideout has his eyes on the Philadelphia Eagles” – ESPN

    I’m just saying…

  71. Deb says: Jul 30, 2011 11:22 PM

    @steelcurtainn …

    Santonio was great while he lasted :) As for the Super Bowl, both Troy and Harrison were injured, which accounts for their underwhelming play. But honestly … I knew when they ran onto the field we didn’t have it that night. They just weren’t up for the game–the whole team looked like someone had let the air out of their tires. It was the oddest thing. Put a knot in my stomach right from the start and it never got better.

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