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Plaxico Burress will join the Jets

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Plaxico Burress is about to become a New York Jet.

Burress, the former New York Giants receiver who spent two years in prison on a gun conviction, will sign with the Jets, PFT has confirmed.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Burress’s deal is a one-year, $3,017,000 fully guaranteed contract.

There was talk that the Steelers, 49ers or Giants would sign Burress, but the Jets make a lot of sense: Burress can play a similar role to Braylon Edwards, who isn’t expected to return, and $3 million for a year is less than they would have had to pay to keep Edwards.

The question now is whether Burress has anything left: He already looked like he was slowing down before he accidentally shot himself, and now he may be rusty and out of shape. We’ll see soon how Burress looks — in a Jets uniform.

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66 Responses to “Plaxico Burress will join the Jets”
  1. bluefan204 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:33 AM


    Disgusting. Can’t root for the guy now

  2. mad5555 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:35 AM

    Not exactly Namdi, HUH?

  3. MichaelEdits says: Jul 31, 2011 9:36 AM

    Ryan will give him some passion, which counts for a lot.

    From a purely physical standpoint, I’m pretty certain Plax has more in the tank than Jet Favre did.

    (Yeah yeah, different regime. Work with me here.)

  4. steeltownpride says: Jul 31, 2011 9:36 AM

    Jets just like to stick it to the Steelers . They didnt want him as much as it was they didnt want us to get him . If you arent with us your against us . Show just him why he made a mistake .

  5. laxer37 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:37 AM

    And the consolation prize for getting dumped by Nnamdi is…

  6. merc13 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:37 AM

    bye braylon

  7. jo3jo says: Jul 31, 2011 9:38 AM

    Just because Vick came out of prison a better player doesn’t mean that’s the normal pattern. I’m not sure why being an older player who has been off the field for over a year nets more than the league minimum. It’s not like there aren’t WRs available on the market who actually played last year who are available for less than $3 million. You could get someone like a Houshmenzadah for a lot less than that, I would think. This simply doesn’t sound like a smart move.

  8. rangenius says: Jul 31, 2011 9:38 AM

    Sanchez totally unstoppable now! Can you say 16-0?

  9. jpb12 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:39 AM

    No hugs from Rex at the airport?

  10. merc13 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:39 AM

    bluefan did u really think he was goin back to a team where he openly bashed the coach and eli indicated in an interview yesterday that he wasnt to happy about plax, the jets are a better fit for him.

  11. lostsok says: Jul 31, 2011 9:39 AM

    The Jets are just addicted to acquiring big names. How or whether they’ll fit almost seems beside the point. At least this one is a 30-something receiver who hasn’t played in two years, not Nnamdi or someone actually scary.

  12. stoicfan says: Jul 31, 2011 9:40 AM

    Good Luck Plax

  13. kingjoe1 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:40 AM

    This guy is like an urban legend. The less people see of him, the greater the legend grows.

    He was just going through the motion the year he shot himself; he was just playing when he wanted. Changed man or not, 2 years older does not help his cause. Roy Williams would have been a better option, and well that isnt saying much.

    His per catch average had plummeted and his TD total was 4. His two best years preceeded this season, but Eli had no one else to throw too; so Plax was the only option. This is akin to an NBA player scoring 22 a game because no one else is on the team who has talent.

  14. DonRSD says: Jul 31, 2011 9:40 AM

    What an idiot

  15. pympdaddi says: Jul 31, 2011 9:42 AM

    Let me get this straight, the guy gives up a 2 year $10.5 Million dollar contract to return to the team that HE screwed out of back to back Super Bowls and now wants to join the paper champ squatters for a 1 year $3 million deal… in SPITE of the Giants. It’s gonna be like living with the wife you just divorced for cheating on you that can’t afford to move out. Another dumb move Plax!

  16. ryanmallettsbluntwrap says: Jul 31, 2011 9:43 AM

    Sure as hell not an improvement over Braylon Edwards

  17. giantsfan82 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:43 AM

    Looks better in a Giants uniform

  18. sdelmonte says: Jul 31, 2011 9:43 AM

    As a Giants, I say, let them have him. He was a distraction even before he shot himself.

    Never mind that the distractions of the big city will be back in play.

    Now if only the Giants would actually make a move.

  19. bucks12965 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:44 AM

    I thought $3mil was a lot for this guy, but when you compare it to Braylon Edwards getting more than that…it sounds like a bargain.

    Is some team really going to sign a guy with legal troubles, bad character and worse hands, for over $3mil/yr?

  20. deadmanwalking47 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:45 AM

    good luck to him and great success.

  21. prestigew0rldwide says: Jul 31, 2011 9:45 AM

    Send braylon to eagles for samuel… get your corner, and maclin jackson edwards with vick throwing bombs could be unstoppable

  22. steelcity09 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:47 AM



    0-2 so far big guy.

  23. vikingdoode says: Jul 31, 2011 9:48 AM

    Edwards is pinhead too. Plex repaid his debt for being an idiot.

  24. steelerhypocrite says: Jul 31, 2011 9:49 AM

    After being in jail for a few years, the Steelers should have had Big Ben “recruiting” him harder…

  25. wacco4flacco says: Jul 31, 2011 9:50 AM

    Does Plaxico know NY hasn’t changed their gun laws since he got out of prison?

  26. jw731 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:50 AM

    Plax hopes to sign the contract soon, but will likely be late for the signing…….

  27. scudbot says: Jul 31, 2011 9:50 AM

    Can you get kevlar unis in Gangreen?

  28. dumbasdirt says: Jul 31, 2011 9:51 AM

    “$3,017,000 one-year fully guaranteed”

    Not after the following taxes and fees:

    Federal income tax – 35%

    Agents commission – 4%

    New jersey State income tax – 8.97%
    (For people earning over $500,000 a year)

    Social Security and Medicare taxes – 8%

    It’s more liken $1.3 million fully guaranteed after all of the taxes and fees.

  29. wtf__seriously says: Jul 31, 2011 9:52 AM

    It sems Braylon’s legal problems, and his lackadaisical attitude about them, led to him being shown the locker room door. Its a shame, too, since he became more clutch last season. But good luck to Plaxico! You’ve joined a team that gets along well on and off the field, and I’m sure they’re glad to have you aboard!

  30. melonnhead says: Jul 31, 2011 9:57 AM

    Is some team really going to sign a guy with legal troubles, bad character and worse hands, for over $3mil/yr?


    Why not? Vick’s getting what, $16 million for this year?

  31. tunescribe says: Jul 31, 2011 9:57 AM

    Replacing Howdy Doody with Bozo the Clown, and a downgrade at that. This won’t sell any PSLs. I’m surprised the Green Beans didn’t go hard for Albert Haynesworth to complete their collection of societal outcasts. What a pathetic franchise.

  32. emmac13 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:59 AM

    Bye Bye Braylon. I feel he is better than Braylon. And Braylon is a bigger idiot. Plax is just a Barney Fife.

  33. mr4thand1 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:00 AM

    As a Steelers fan, I wish nothing but the best of luck to Plaxico…….my Black~n~Gold ALMOST had him, but oh well.

    “Here we go STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!!!”

  34. emmac13 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:01 AM

    Braylon goes to Bmore or Cinncy

  35. jimmysee says: Jul 31, 2011 10:01 AM

    Sanchez, except in Rex’s mind’s eye, has never shown himself to be an “unstoppable quarterback.”

  36. juanweiner says: Jul 31, 2011 10:01 AM

    Steelers could not afford Plax, his visit on Saturday was just a reunion with old teammates.
    Every one of them told Plax to do what was best for his family = go for the money!!!!!!

  37. merc13 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:08 AM

    steelcity why is it ok for the steelers to try to get plax and not the jets? u jus a gay a$$ pittsburgh white trash fan thats jealous the jets got your man. one thing pittsburgh fans and eagle fans have in common, they are all white trash for some reason.

  38. bobbyd12 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:10 AM

    Jets have really become a joke. If there is someone with a name out there, they go for it. They lost a real workhorse guy in Brad Smith. Now they want to sign Todd “garbage” Heap. Another year of misery, except they will exit way before the AFC Championship

  39. 49ersmang says: Jul 31, 2011 10:10 AM

    He totally shot himself in the foot/leg with that decision !

  40. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jul 31, 2011 10:11 AM

    Rex you should consider signing a real QB.

  41. seneca1ss says: Jul 31, 2011 10:16 AM

    Jet vs Eagles SUPERBOWL would be awesome
    (and i’m a BUCS Fan. a FRICKIN Punter was our big signing)

  42. ryanmallettsbluntwrap says: Jul 31, 2011 10:22 AM

    Jets aren’t making the superbowl LOL , they have no pass rush , still missing a corner , they lost brad smith and braylon and added a 34 year old WR that has been in prison for two years , franchise is a joke along with fat boy ryan.

  43. kane337 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:28 AM

    Plaxico must have good feet.

  44. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:34 AM

    Jets are the new Seahawks, WRs go there to die.

  45. steelerskicktheravens says: Jul 31, 2011 10:36 AM

    Its on thing when a team has criminals and.dont.release the.but when the jets go after shady guys holmes edwards cromartie now,plax bothers me.

  46. robsterny says: Jul 31, 2011 10:49 AM

    @ steeltownpride;
    LOL…are you serious??
    Go blow it out your steeltown a$$!!!

  47. robsterny says: Jul 31, 2011 10:54 AM

    @ bobbyd12;
    Oh …whats the matter bobby???? The Jets are doing the same as any other NFL team is doing. Did this hurt your feelings??…Ohhhhhhhh

  48. jimmytwotimes says: Jul 31, 2011 10:57 AM

    Eli told plax to get !

  49. sdw2001 says: Jul 31, 2011 11:14 AM

    And the Nnamdi Sweeptakes consolation prize goes to……

  50. bigtimetexanfan says: Jul 31, 2011 11:18 AM

    Potent???? Was this article about Cromartie???

  51. essfjay says: Jul 31, 2011 11:25 AM

    couldn’t get nnamdi so you settle w a ex con? stay classy Jets.

  52. wtf__seriously says: Jul 31, 2011 11:35 AM

    All you poster who were giddy with excitement when Plax met with the Giants and Steelers changed your tunes pretty damned quick, didn’t You? And I love the Steelers fans who really think the NFL revolves around them. And Giants fans acted like their dog died when Plax got in trouble and started his, in my opinion, excessive sentence.

    There’s enough bitter grapes here to make a lot of bad wine.

  53. finjim1020 says: Jul 31, 2011 11:39 AM

    Only Jests fans would be excited to sign a 34 year old WR who just spent the last 2 years in prison!

    Stay classy!!

  54. finjim1020 says: Jul 31, 2011 11:41 AM

    merc13,you are a poor black welfare BOY.

  55. wtf__seriously says: Jul 31, 2011 11:41 AM

    SteelTownPride and Tunescribe…you’ve posted some seriously stupid comments over time, but you’ve both outdone yourselves here! Congrats!!

  56. merc13 says: Jul 31, 2011 11:43 AM

    How does anyone know the jets won’t have a pass rush, they just drafted two beasts on the line. Then again I’m arguing with people that have no football knowledge whatsoever and jus make feet jokes. $hit gets old after awhile, keep hatin though this is what we as jet fans love

  57. daljjz12 says: Jul 31, 2011 11:50 AM

    thats fine braylon is welcome in dallas, but hopefully he wont be roy williams part 2

  58. flagstaffphotos says: Jul 31, 2011 11:52 AM

    Fool convention in the AFC East this year? LOL.

    Haynesworth, Ochocinco, Plax – is this the master plan for bringing the Lombardi back to your division for the first time since ’04?? In my humble opinion, it looks a lot more like teams are reaching on big names to sell tickets, after years of failing to draft and coach up the necessary talent.

  59. inbillwetrust says: Jul 31, 2011 11:53 AM

    too bad dirty sanchez cant throw the ball accurately over 10 yards

  60. goawayeverybody says: Jul 31, 2011 12:10 PM

    I’m just so glad he didn’t end up with the Steelers.

  61. bostonhasrealhockey says: Jul 31, 2011 12:33 PM

    Now all the jets need is someone to throw the ball to him

  62. greglloydrules says: Jul 31, 2011 12:53 PM

    At least he didnt end up in Pitt. I don’t want him taking anything away from Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown

  63. 3yrsnfl says: Jul 31, 2011 12:59 PM


    The hatred toward the Jets is IMO is jealousy. Real football commentary is few and far between on Jets articles. I am excited about the two defensive tackles, they are big bodies that can keep the linebackers clean.

  64. cantonbound13 says: Jul 31, 2011 1:06 PM

    It’s a shot in the arm for the Jets offense, or the foot.

  65. jetsetfred says: Jul 31, 2011 1:30 PM

    Damn that’s all it takes is for you to shoot yourself in the leg and do two years lock up for 3 mill? where do I sign up?

  66. bigbluefan1 says: Jul 31, 2011 5:27 PM

    Thank you I am so happy that he is playing for the redheaded step kinds at the meadowlands

    He is done over finished he was a punk when he played for the Real NY team and I sure after a year or two in jail he is worse

    The good news is he will be a short drive away from the club where the ahole shot himself

    lets see how all you jet fans cheer when he gives up on plays or does run the right route

    You have the second best QB at the Meadowlands and now your giving him one of the biggest DIVAS in the game

    The good news is now someone on the team has a SB ring watch out rex does not eat it

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