Jets continue to say Plaxico Burress’ injury is minor

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Plaxico Burress hasn’t played football in almost three years.

It’s not a huge shock, then, that he hasn’t been able to stay healthy in training camp.  Burress didn’t take any team reps once again in practice on Tuesday, and he wasn’t present for Thursday morning’s session.

Coach Rex Ryan insisted that it wasn’t a big deal and they are just being “precautionary.”  Burress’ ankle swelled up on Tuesday, keeping him out. He missed Thursday morning’s work because of an excused absence.  He’s expected to return for Thursday’s afternoon practice, but will be limited as usual.

At some point Burress has to show he can survive a few practices at full speed without getting hurt.  Ryan said “the plan” is for Burress to play Monday night.

Ryan did admit that Burress will have to get more time on the field sooner than later. Even if this ankle injury is minor, it’s a red flag that Burress hasn’t been able to stay on the field.  What’s going to happen when the real hitting starts?

The Jets are betting big on a pair of aging receivers in Burress and Derrick Mason. It’s a high-risk, high-reward approach.

30 responses to “Jets continue to say Plaxico Burress’ injury is minor

  1. My money says he won’t survive final cuts. Big contract for a guy who was declining and aging before he spent two years in the can. Even the Jets aren’t dumb enough to keep him around for week 1 if he can’t prove he is worth it in preseason or camp.

  2. No….it’s HIGH risk. The Jets let Edwards and Cotchery go and decided to go with Burress and Mason, two guys with age against them. After these two all that’s left is Holmes and Keller. Be nice to see Sanchez struggle with a lack of talent in front of him.

  3. Same as when he was with the Giants. Pay me the money but I won’t practice. Some things never change.

  4. Plax gets out in the yard every day, but mostly just stands around smoking and talking to the guys.

  5. It is all expected. just look at revis last year, he missed pretty much all of training camp and was therefore injured for the begininng of the season. eventually revis came back, as will Plax eventually. when the big fella is ready to play for real, he is going to be awesome for the jets. he is a better braylon edwards without the drama!!!

  6. as a pats fan i’m happy they got rid of smith and cotchery, two guys that can be killers… mason doesn’t intimidate me, but i gotta say that i hope plax doesn’t get back in 2008 form – guy can be deadly when he’s in top shape

  7. “he is going to be awesome for the jets. he is a better braylon edwards without the drama!!!”

    2 years in prison for accidentally shooting himself in the leg isn’t drama?

  8. @hobartbaker says:
    Aug 11, 2011 12:38 PM
    Plax gets out in the yard every day, but mostly just stands around smoking and talking to the guys.
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    and wearing his hat sideways……………..

  9. It isn’t serious. The bullet just grazed his thigh this time. Rex is thankful that his ankles and feet were spared. Mmmmmm sweet sweet ankles and feet

  10. this guy didnt practice once with the giants. but showed up on sundays. non-story…he’ll be fine. atleast 10 tds this season, promise u that.

  11. Jets are going to be horrible this year, no qb, 1 good wr, ok running back, offensive line decent, there defense will have to save them again game after game. jets will score about 10 points a game this year, no shocker

  12. plax is a 4th receiver at this point in his career…3rd at best. unless there were problems that we dont know about, i cant understand the rationale in replacing braylon with him….dont get it.

    everyone remembers what plax did in helping the giants to win the SB. most seem to forget that he followed that up with a disgusting 35 reception effort in 2008. the guy was fading THREE years ago, shooting or not.

  13. Jets are going to be horrible this year, no qb, 1 good wr, ok running back, offensive line decent, there defense will have to save them again game after game. jets will score about 10 points a game this year, no shocker

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    Would you say that is your expert opinion? If so did you have the same one last year? I bet you did.

  14. Plex was on his way down when he went to prison. His Yds per Catch went from 19 to 13 in his last 4 years of pro ball, decreasing every year. Also, the competion percent and qb rating on balls thrown his way dropped 4 straight years. He went from catching 64 percent of balls thrown his way to 52, and his qb’s rating on those attempts went from 119 in 06 all the way down to 71 in 08. Even if he is healthy, he is not the same reeciever he was in his prime, and that isn’t even taking his prison time into consideration. Hopefully the JETS didn’t put too much stock in this guy.

  15. The Jets lost the last two AFC championship games on the defensive side of the ball. All these moves on offense don’t make a lot of sense. Sanchez either continues to improve on that side of the ball or all the other moves can’t make up the difference.

    Making big moves on defense would have made sense. That’s the side that couldn’t contain Peyton Manning in 2009 or the Steelers ground game in 2010. Making big moves around yor third year quarterback? That’s not going to do it, especially given that’s not where the problems lay.

  16. Wide receiver continues to be the most overrated position in football. All you need is ONE good one, a good running game, and a decent tight end. The Jets have all three even if Plax and Mason turn out to be average or worse.

  17. The Jets also continue to say they’re going to win the Super Bowl too and we know how foolish they look after those failed comments.

    But why all this concern over a WR? When Sanchez is your QB, you know the passing game is going to be awful anyway.

  18. Dolfan 34- Check your stas beforew you run your mouth-Mason had more production than Cotchery last year. I think you’ve got your own problems to worry about-Still trying to sign Favre?

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