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.

72 responses to “Plaxico really wants to join the Eagles

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

    The hymen speaks…..yet again.

  15. 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 !!!

  16. 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.

  17. @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.

  18. 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?

  19. 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.
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    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.

  20. 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.

  21. @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.

  22. 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).

  23. 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.

  24. “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.

  25. 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.

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    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.

  26. 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?

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

  27. 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!

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

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

  29. 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?

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    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.

  30. 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!!!

  31. “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).

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. 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.

  36. 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)

  37. 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

  38. Please do, the story just continues to get better.

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

  39. 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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