Jets receiver Plaxico Burress, who twisted an ankle several days ago working out with new teammate Santonio Holmes, isn’t ready to practice. But he found a way to get at least one rep during 11-on-11 drills Sunday.
He jumped in without telling the coaches.
“I was trying to sneak in, but me being [6-foot-5] it didn’t work out too well,” Burress said, via Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com.
When coach Rex Ryan saw Burress, coach Rex Ryan told Burress to get out.
“He basically told me ‘Hey, it was a good start, we don’t want any setbacks,'” Burress said. “If they wouldn’t have took me out, I would’ve kept on going. It was my first time out there in a couple years. It just felt good to kind of get back in the groove but Rex shut me down.”
“I want to proceed really cautiously here,” Ryan said. “I don’t want to do too much with him. But he’s moving around good.”
Burress could practice Monday, and he could play next Monday when the Jets face the Texans in their mutual preseason opener.