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Plaxico really wants to join the Eagles

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One year later, Plaxico Burress is still pushing to join the Philadelphia Eagles.

Burress appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic on Tuesday and said, “nothing else would make me happier” than joining the Eagles. Buress said the Eagles had “a lot” of interest in him last year. (Although not enough to out-spend the Jets.)

The Eagles need red zone help. That’s basically Plaxico’s role at this stage of his career. It was reported by Adam Caplan of SiriusXM that the Eagles would have interest in Burress.  We can’t imagine there will be great competition for his services.

The Jets paid Burress $3 million on a one-year contract last offseason. There was an element of risk because no one knew what Burress would look like after his prison sentence.

Now we know what Burress looks like: A role player. There’s not a lot of reason to think Burress will get a better contract this offseason.

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72 Responses to “Plaxico really wants to join the Eagles”
  1. broncobeta says: Feb 28, 2012 12:35 PM

    How is this guy in the league and TO is not?

    I’m not saying TO should be in the league by any means.

    Both of those guys messed up their chances and now the NFL should give some young guys a chance.

  2. cakemixa says: Feb 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    Please go. Fans of 29 other teams can’t get enough of the drama that is sure to happen with the Eagles this year. The more egos/divas, the better!

  3. gcsuk says: Feb 28, 2012 12:38 PM

    So now the Giants will have to listen to him prematurely brag about “3 or 4 TDs, guaranteed”, TWICE a year?

  4. eaglesfanalways says: Feb 28, 2012 12:38 PM

    Lovely…just what we need. Another ex-con that we can rehabilitate.

  5. nflsucker says: Feb 28, 2012 12:38 PM

    For what Plax has left, the Eagles or any other team could just bring in an even taller basketball player who’s good at rebounding.

  6. kevinfromphilly says: Feb 28, 2012 12:39 PM

    Plax’s big mistake was wearing a Phillies hat when he got out of prison. The Eagles’ management hate the Phillies more than they hate the Giants, Cowboys, and Redskins combined.

  7. richardhurtz says: Feb 28, 2012 12:39 PM

    Why not bring him and Randy Moss in for a look? They can’t be any worse than Jason Avant and Rilley Cooper.

  8. bigjdve says: Feb 28, 2012 12:41 PM

    Maybe he doesn’t need a better contract. He just wants to play with his mate Vick.

    He could also want to play twice a year against his old team, with a team that can actually beat the Giants.

  9. skipbayless says: Feb 28, 2012 12:41 PM

    Ya, and I REALLY REALLY want to join the Eagles too.

  10. cannonballdookie says: Feb 28, 2012 12:43 PM

    He will not sign anywhere other than Philly or the Giants, you can count on it. If they don’t want him, he’ll be taking his ball and going home.

  11. rickastleydancemoves says: Feb 28, 2012 12:43 PM

    The fact of the matter is the guy is washed up. But someone will come with the dumbass cliche about him, ” he’s 6′ 5″ 250 lbs, he’s the perfect redzone weapon.” Bulls***. Stop acting like this guy was catching fade route touchdowns out the ass. He’s done. You can get a rookie with similar size that can do exactly what he does and more.

  12. jenniferxxx says: Feb 28, 2012 12:43 PM

    Wouldn’t that violate his parole? Associating with known criminals?

  13. ingraven says: Feb 28, 2012 12:43 PM

    Plaxico is really starting to get closer and closer to becoming a T.O or Randy Moss….

  14. effedinLA says: Feb 28, 2012 12:47 PM

    Nothing like running a pattern to the endzone only to have your QB beat you there!
    Go for it Playa! That’s Role Playa now.

  15. hutch119 says: Feb 28, 2012 12:47 PM

    He did have an okay year with Sanchez throwing him the ball so he really can’t be that bad.

  16. ravensruleandharbaughisgod says: Feb 28, 2012 12:47 PM

    Maybe the Eagles could sign Plax, and Pacman, and get Burt Reynolds or Adam Sandler to coach them. The Dream….er…All Felon Team!

  17. cmb79 says: Feb 28, 2012 12:49 PM

    Translation: “I really, REALLY want to play for any team at this point.”

  18. upyoursnfu says: Feb 28, 2012 12:50 PM

    He heard all the Dream Team talk and wants in

  19. plumbstupid says: Feb 28, 2012 12:54 PM

    Come to the Eagles, Plax!

    @ravensrule. When are the Ravens going to move to Indianopolis? Isn’t that always the fear?

  20. katrinasafterbirth says: Feb 28, 2012 12:54 PM

    He wants to be the “muscle” behind Andy Reid’s kids drug ring…

  21. turk2875 says: Feb 28, 2012 12:55 PM

    Oh dear God. Please Banner DO NOT sign this guy, all the hoopla involved with this man is not worth it. Yes we do need red zone help, but there are better options like, I don’t know, running the ball in the red zone and not force passes to our small receivers. And me personally, would pick Avant over this guy any day of the week.

  22. jh500 says: Feb 28, 2012 12:55 PM

    they dont need him . Just let Vick take off and score. It’s ridiculous they didn’t do this last year.

  23. dmaziuk says: Feb 28, 2012 12:57 PM

    cakemixa says:
    Feb 28, 2012 12:37 PM
    Please go. Fans of 29 other teams can’t get enough of the drama that is sure to happen with the Eagles this year. The more egos/divas, the better!

    So…it’s safe so assume the Eagles make 30. What 2 other teams are you leaving off the list ya’ donkey?

  24. lolb23 says: Feb 28, 2012 12:58 PM

    Plaxico is really starting to get closer and closer to becoming a T.O or Randy Moss….
    _________________________________

    What an insult to TO and Moss. TO is 3rd ALL-TIME in TD catches. Moss DOMINATED opponents for years. Plaxico shot himself in the leg and did not much else.

    Apples to oranges

  25. jimbobobjr says: Feb 28, 2012 12:59 PM

    That would be perfect! Plax and Vick could be cellies-I mean roommates.

  26. 4512dawg4512 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:00 PM

    Why would he want to go there? So he be unappreciated like T.O and DeSean Jackson?

  27. kane337 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:03 PM

    Can you carry a gun to clubs in Philly?

  28. andyreidisfat says: Feb 28, 2012 1:06 PM

    I am no fan of plaxico the man. But I see people saying he’s washed up? Do you even watch the games ? The guy had 8 td’s last year with the worst qb I have ever seen in my whole life. Not to mention he had one of the better td catches of the season against the eagles last year.

    If he is willing to take the one year deal and remain as good a citizen as he was last year then I am all for him coming in as a 6th wr.

  29. greatdanton77 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:10 PM

    It’s always sh@tty in Philadelphia.

  30. dallassux says: Feb 28, 2012 1:10 PM

    ravensruleandharbaughisgod says:
    Feb 28, 2012 12:47 PM
    Maybe the Eagles could sign Plax, and Pacman, and get Burt Reynolds or Adam Sandler to coach them. The Dream….er…All Felon Team!

     

    Funny coming from a Ravens. Guess you forgot about that classy Ray Lewis, Jamal Lewis and most recently Jermaine Lewis

    Weak man

  31. ebeg420 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:10 PM

    Cakemixa-

    FYI- There’s 32 teams in the NFL, not 30…..go back to watching Soccer

  32. pixelito says: Feb 28, 2012 1:16 PM

    When players start talking about wanting to play for specific teams it usually means nobody wants them.

  33. packeranddarien says: Feb 28, 2012 1:16 PM

    jenniferxxx says:
    Feb 28, 2012 12:43 PM
    Wouldn’t that violate his parole? Associating with known criminals?

    The hymen speaks…..yet again.

  34. clayton43 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:17 PM

    I have no idea if he would be ok to have if paying him cheap … couldnt hurt I guess for a role player of some sort… but I would just find it more humerous if he signed with the Eagles just because of the prison thing him and Vick shared and the comments that will come out of that …. so I say… SIGN HIM lol !!!

  35. pixelito says: Feb 28, 2012 1:17 PM

    If Sanchez is the worst QB you’ve ever seen in your whole life, you haven’t had much of a life.

  36. We'reFineThere says: Feb 28, 2012 1:18 PM

    I’ll take him. I’m pretty numb to these acquisitions after the past few years. It’s not like he is going to set the team back years no matter what happens. Besides they need to focus all their draft picks on defense.

  37. plumbstupid says: Feb 28, 2012 1:19 PM

    @andyreidisfat. I totally agree. Sanchez is just a really bad quarterback. Once in awhile he’ll put together a brilliant drive but its rare. During that pivotal Giants/Jets game, I’ve never seen someone try so hard to lose than I did Sanchez . . . ever!

    Come home, Plax! Come to the land of milkshakes and cheesesteaks. We’ll take care of you here.

  38. melikefootball says: Feb 28, 2012 1:21 PM

    As a fan it makes you scratch your head when these guys who have been nothing but trouble, want to say who they want to play for and expect it to happen. He is lucky he is still on the field. Why do team even look at them?

  39. emmac13 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:22 PM

    Why not. They have something in common. He shot himself in the leg. They shot themselves in the foot. Underachievers.

  40. conspiracygenerator says: Feb 28, 2012 1:26 PM

    richardhurtz says: Feb 28, 2012 12:39 PM

    Why not bring him and Randy Moss in for a look? They can’t be any worse than Jason Avant and Rilley Cooper.
    _____________________________________

    Lamest comment I’ve seen in recent posts. Avant is one of the most underrated, sure-handed #3 WRs out there, and one of the few on the Eagles who has the size/desire to go over the middle. Cooper is still developing, he’s only coming into his 3rd season. It’s Riley, btw, not Rilley…that’s just silly.

  41. eaglesmantk says: Feb 28, 2012 1:29 PM

    cakemixa says:Feb 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    Please go. Fans of 29 other teams can’t get enough of the drama that is sure to happen with the Eagles this year. The more egos/divas, the better!

    Say what you want about the Eagles and our fans but at least we know there are 32 teams in the NFL.

  42. dan39564 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:32 PM

    Plese Joe! Say it ain’t SO!

  43. dolphins4 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:33 PM

    He couldn’t be any worse than Rieley Cooper who is tall but won’t fight for the ball.

  44. asublimeday says: Feb 28, 2012 1:38 PM

    I’m flabbergasted.

  45. phillyboy20 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:38 PM

    @rickastleydancemoves im not saying the guy is a pro bowler but he isn’t washed up either. He caught 8 TDs 7 of which were in the redzone (with Sanchez at qb)…the eagles are terrible in the redzone and could definitely use that kind of production for the little amount that they would have pay him.

  46. laeaglefan says: Feb 28, 2012 1:44 PM

    Considering the money that the Eagles threw away on Steve Smith last season, there’s no reason to believe that they won’t give Burress $3 million (or less if they can get away with it).

  47. nygsbchamps4 says: Feb 28, 2012 1:44 PM

    This bum just wants Another place where he can run wild and not be held accountable. I’m glad he didn’t want to come back to the Giants and pretty soon I’ll be glad he’s out of NY completely. The eagles will suit him perfectly.

  48. laeaglefan says: Feb 28, 2012 1:47 PM

    “The Eagles’ management hate the Phillies more than they hate the Giants, Cowboys, and Redskins combined”

    With good reason. People always hate others who have what they don’t….namely a championship.

  49. noquickreactionshere says: Feb 28, 2012 1:57 PM

    broncobeta says:
    Feb 28, 2012 12:35 PM
    How is this guy in the league and TO is not?

    I’m not saying TO should be in the league by any means.

    Both of those guys messed up their chances and now the NFL should give some young guys a chance.

    __________________________________

    Plaxico caught 8 TD’s with Mark Sanchize throwing him the ball last year.

    TO tore his ACL before the season started.

    That is why he is in the league and TO is not.

  50. noquickreactionshere says: Feb 28, 2012 1:59 PM

    plumbstupid says:
    Feb 28, 2012 12:54 PM
    Come to the Eagles, Plax!

    @ravensrule. When are the Ravens going to move to Indianopolis? Isn’t that always the fear?

    ______________________________

    When are the Eagles going to not win Championships? Isn’t that always the fear?

  51. raiderlyfe510 says: Feb 28, 2012 2:12 PM

    Eagles should have learned their lesson from last year and not sign anymore front runners. They’re no good to your locker room when adversity hits.

  52. kevsright says: Feb 28, 2012 2:14 PM

    No thanks!
    Our quota for misfits and nitwits is filled.

  53. chocolatebaconbutter says: Feb 28, 2012 2:20 PM

    Why not? It really seemed to work with Steve Smith. Maybe they can go get Antonio Pierce and Jeff Feagles while they’re at it.

  54. dickroy says: Feb 28, 2012 2:26 PM

    I think that if they could all get together one team, Plaxico, TO, and Moss would make one of the greatest threesome of receivers ever.
    Just imagine three of the best team players all working together. Wow!

  55. arejaye57 says: Feb 28, 2012 2:26 PM

    Does anyone ever get tired of reading those oh so thoughtful prison jokes? I for one, always go for the low hanging fruit.

  56. bhindenemylines says: Feb 28, 2012 2:28 PM

    And so it begins…

    The Dream Team v2.0

  57. whatnojets says: Feb 28, 2012 2:37 PM

    Oh myanother has-been trying to cash in for one more year!

    Good by Burress. Hope you enjoy that crappy city called…..

  58. plumbstupid says: Feb 28, 2012 3:11 PM

    noquickreactionshere says:
    Feb 28, 2012 1:59 PM
    plumbstupid says:
    Feb 28, 2012 12:54 PM
    Come to the Eagles, Plax!

    @ravensrule. When are the Ravens going to move to Indianopolis? Isn’t that always the fear?

    ______________________________

    When are the Eagles going to not win Championships? Isn’t that always the fear?

    ______________________________

    Eagles NFL Championships: 1948, 1949, and 1960.

    Perhaps this blog is too advanced for you. Go back to playing Madden instead of pretending that you know anything about football.

  59. hendawg21 says: Feb 28, 2012 3:27 PM

    Well since free agency hasn’t started he’s still technically a Jet, so wouldn’t this be reverse tampering??? Btw if the iggles didn’t learn anything from last year with bringing in outsiders trying to win the big prize then go ahead sign Plax…there still will be no Lombardi in the trophy case!!!

  60. laeaglefan says: Feb 28, 2012 3:29 PM

    “So he be unappreciated like T.O and DeSean Jackson?”

    The Eagles appreciate players who perform at a high level on the field and keep their mouth shut off the field (in other words, never demand a new contract).

  61. rcali says: Feb 28, 2012 3:30 PM

    Considering who he had throwing to him, he didn’t have that bad of a season for a guy who hadn’t played in a few years. I’d welcome him to my team.

  62. mvp43 says: Feb 28, 2012 3:32 PM

    Well, they do run a lot of shotgun………it should be a great fit. I’d pull the trigger on that deal if I’m the Eagles.

  63. couchfandotcom says: Feb 28, 2012 3:46 PM

    Plax- get on craigslist and look for a condo in Indianapolis….

  64. nygf says: Feb 28, 2012 3:46 PM

    Have a good time, Plax. The Giants just got a ring to make up for the one you shot away four years ago, so no bad blood here!

  65. wingz101 says: Feb 28, 2012 3:57 PM

    I thought the “Browns might franchise Hillis” was a dumb story but now this … i think this guy does not realize that not many teams sign 4th, 5th and 6th receivers who can’t play special teams. He is no longer anything but a depth guy and he was mucho overpayed last year for what he provided.

  66. thinwhiteduke76 says: Feb 28, 2012 4:27 PM

    He is going from one super star diva team (the Jets) to wanting to to go to the other. Remember the “dream team” Eagles are loaded with diva super stars too.

  67. myeaglescantwin says: Feb 28, 2012 4:31 PM

    FOR THE RECORD.. if you have a permit,, you can carry a gun in Philly,,,

    concealed too if you have a permit for that

    (just in case santa makes and appearance)

  68. cmzdamonkey says: Feb 28, 2012 4:37 PM

    i hope we draft that stud safety from alabama

  69. myeaglescantwin says: Feb 28, 2012 4:40 PM

    i used to love avant until i saw him drop 3 different game winning touchdown passes in 2010,,

    Plax can catch.

    & the prison talk is silly,, he didnt hurt anyone or steal..

    The ravens players sold coke killed people, cushings juiced his way to stardum, Merriman beats women, Stallworth killed a man with a dwi and played for the skins,

    Plax was jay walking compared to these jerks

  70. nfl fan says: Feb 28, 2012 5:02 PM

    Please do, the story just continues to get better.

    Even the Redskins are laughing at your free agent pickups/performance.

  71. fastspecv says: Feb 29, 2012 2:08 PM

    Sorry Plax. The Eagles are a shoot yourself in the foot team

  72. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 2, 2012 6:49 PM

    He was a D!CKHEAD when he attended FUMA. Should have listened to Capt. Davis more often and maybe he wouldn’t have discipline problems.

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