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Plaxico Burress has been “in contact” with the Eagles

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Free agent receiver Plaxico Burress isn’t known to have visited any teams since the signing period commenced six days ago. He will be 35 before the start of the upcoming season, and has limited NFL value as a red-zone specialist who doesn’t do a whole lot between the twenties.

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports, however, that Burress has been “in contact” with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles showed light interest in Plax last offseason, before he signed with the Jets.

The wide receiver market has been picked apart by first-week signings. The best wideouts left include Burress, Braylon Edwards, Early Doucet, Ted Ginn, Jerricho Cotchery, and Lee Evans.

We’ve officially entered phase two of the free agency period, so look for players like Burress and Edwards to begin generating increased interest.

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65 Responses to “Plaxico Burress has been “in contact” with the Eagles”
  1. kenny328usa says: Mar 19, 2012 4:27 PM

    Come on aboard Plax we’d love to have you and we don’t need u between the 20s we’re good there just out jump some corners in the end zone and we’re good

  2. cbs1971 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:28 PM

    Superbowlzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

  3. greymares says: Mar 19, 2012 4:29 PM

    I’ll take Ted Ginn he makes the red zone 100yds.

  4. bergencountyjc says: Mar 19, 2012 4:30 PM

    Plaxico Has to Go!

  5. phillyfan4ever says: Mar 19, 2012 4:30 PM

    If you can get him for cheap, I’d jump at a 1 year deal.

    He will only be a situational WR and is close friends with MV7. C

  6. sj39 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:31 PM

    Good, they deserve each other.

  7. frankfordyellowjackets says: Mar 19, 2012 4:31 PM

    Does he play linebacker?

  8. oldbyrd says: Mar 19, 2012 4:32 PM

    Don’t care

  9. hellswitch says: Mar 19, 2012 4:32 PM

    Please just go away…

  10. b7p19 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:33 PM

    Bring him on. Haven’t had a guy that can run a proper slant for years…

  11. ezg1 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:33 PM

    Plaxico & Iggles, Seems like a good fit, another high character player for a high character team!

  12. thehouse19 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:35 PM

    Burress: “Wait, Denver got Manning?…”

  13. omgitskardashian says: Mar 19, 2012 4:35 PM

    Who did not see this one coming?

  14. baldeaglejohnie says: Mar 19, 2012 4:36 PM

    Sign him for reasonable one year deal and he should improve our red zone O. that has been a problem for years now. This guy use to kill us as a G man back in the day.

  15. halo81 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:36 PM

    Can he play middle linebacker? If so, I don’t give a crap.

    Sincerely,

    An Eagles fan.

  16. erod22 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:37 PM

    Vick, Desean, Plaxico……it’s like The Longest Yard minus Burt Reynolds.

  17. nycoccet says: Mar 19, 2012 4:37 PM

    Can’t believe u tools wasted your time commenting about this guy but then again I’m commenting about u. Go figure.

  18. nremi85 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:38 PM

    Plex come to sth beach please somebody ….jim kelly? Oh yeahhhh mcnab, faarve, warren moon, dan is done, how bout Montana. We will be better than the chiefs come on bro, I no DOUG F’ING fluttie

  19. savocabol1 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:40 PM

    Whoa, a non Manning or Tebow article?

    Denver nation is getting upset!

  20. robert831 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:41 PM

    Lee Evans is by far the best of this group, then Ted Ginn because he is young and a top 5 returner. The rest are garbage. Plaxico and the Eagles belong together at the bottom.

  21. sonopazzo6 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:41 PM

    Get Plax and Ted Ginn…….then go get Tim Tebow to back up Vick……..SUPERBOWL!!!!

  22. eagles7to10 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:42 PM

    Hey ezg1 you might want to check your facts. The Eagles are actually an extremely high character organization. For example, this past year they were voted the team that does the most community service in the world, that not only includes all 4 of our major sports in the states but also the mega soccer clubs in Europe. Second example, do you see all of the pink the NFL wears during Breast Cancer Awareness month? Yea, the Eagles were the first team to do that and then the NFL had all 32 teams jump on board. And final example, the Eagles have the most “Go Green” friendly stadium in the NFL. Which they are actually making more Green this year by putting wind turbines for power on the top of the stadium. So again, please check your facts before you drone on about useless nonsense that you THINK you know about.

  23. gumbogumbo says: Mar 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    Plax may not have a whole lot left in the tank but he’s a better jump ball option than Cooper. I’d be happy to have him!

  24. fafaflunky says: Mar 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    with these gun toting hip gangsta wannabes..this team should change its name to the bloods or crypts..wonder what there gang sign will be?

  25. lilrob10201 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    I will be mad if we go into the draft without a LB signed.If we sign Keuchly at 15 then I will be mad because we already have a undersized LB.We need a veteran in hear like Lofton, Tulloch or,Hawthorn.Yes a redzone WR like Plaxico is a need but we really need a LB more then a redzone WR.

  26. mvp43 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    If Plax is taking aim at Philly………..I’d duck and run.

  27. firstpitchslam says: Mar 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    That would really help the locker room teaming him with DeSean. Bring on the coup d’etat!

  28. We'reFineThere says: Mar 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    Does these move us from the # 1 spot on Free Agency rankings this morning?

  29. phillyfan4ever says: Mar 19, 2012 4:44 PM

    @erg1

    What character issues does this team have? Who exactly got in trouble while playing for the Eagles. I seem to remember Vick got caught while playing for the Falcons and Plax had issues with the Giants.

  30. rethinklogic says: Mar 19, 2012 4:44 PM

    This guy has nothing left in the tank. He is running on molasses, he couldn’t get separation all last year

  31. realnflmaster says: Mar 19, 2012 4:47 PM

    They still have jail cells in the stadium right?

  32. chrisvegas says: Mar 19, 2012 4:48 PM

    It is a great pickup if they can get him for cheap. He can really make an already dangerous offense very scary in the redzone.

  33. erod22 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:50 PM

    LOL at Eagles as a classy organization. Your QB you love twisted puppies by the neck until they snapped and electruted others, all the while running drugs through the same “club”. Your team’s icon was the kingpin. And then there’s the always admirable Desean Jackson……..

  34. abains007 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:53 PM

    says drew rosenhaus.

    I’m all for it though. you cant teach height.

  35. dgreenfi says: Mar 19, 2012 5:03 PM

    There will me a ton of hype over this even though it will just be a replacement for Riley Cooper. I like it though, Riley Cooper is somehow terrible in jump ball situations.

  36. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 19, 2012 5:14 PM

    I cant tell the difference between the smell of the Hate & the smell of Fear anymore,, we keep getting so much of each..

    IllaDelphia Eagles baby,, one of the best regular season teams for the past 12 years.. All but 4 teams in the NFL can even sniff our jocks,, thanks for playing.

    keep cherpin nation, keep cherpin

  37. mungman69 says: Mar 19, 2012 5:19 PM

    JFK was killed in Dallas. Don’t they still drive cattle down those streets? Now there’s a class city.

  38. phillyforlife says: Mar 19, 2012 5:21 PM

    ezg1 says:

    Plaxico & Iggles, Seems like a good fit, another high character player for a high character team!
    ======================================

    Oh please tell me old wise ass, besides Vick who has EVER and I mean EVER been in trouble with the law. Oh not wait you can’t.
    Just another no nothing moron posting on another teams story cause his suck’s too much to be even mentioned.

  39. jdandcoke says: Mar 19, 2012 5:22 PM

    hey plax, the mid 2000’s are over. you, ochocinco and randy should open up a club somewhere….and yeah, randy will again be joining the ranks of the has-been wr’s by november.

  40. phillyforlife says: Mar 19, 2012 5:33 PM

    erod22 says:

    LOL at Eagles as a classy organization. Your QB you love twisted puppies by the neck until they snapped and electruted others, all the while running drugs through the same “club”. Your team’s icon was the kingpin. And then there’s the always admirable Desean Jackson……..
    ——————————————————

    And another idiot that cant even put any credence into what he is saying about D. Jackson only thing he did was look out for his future. Name one time he had off the field issues.
    Crack’s me up that these so called football fans bash the the Birds and are to embarrassed to even say who there teams are. Probably because they have more criminals on there team. Sorry but there is in way what Vick did worse than what Rothlessbugher, Stallworth did they hurt human beings,and in Bens case hurt them for the rest of there lives. And how do you justify D Stallworth killing sombodies family member they will get never get over the loss of a loved one. As for for the dogs Vick killed who even ever loved them. When you hurt people it last a very long time in the hearts of the family they left behind. Asshat!!!!

  41. kdub79 says: Mar 19, 2012 5:39 PM

    realnflmaster says:
    Mar 19, 2012 4:47 PM
    They still have jail cells in the stadium right?

    —————————————————–

    No, there was 1 holding cell in the old stadium.

  42. silvernblak says: Mar 19, 2012 5:39 PM

    Plax has not visited and camps yet due to nobodys asking him to visit? Who would? Camps are waiting for his stock to crash on the final day of signing and that’s when Plax has to cave for a one year to keep his career alive. Just like Moss though, you guys need to take your place now in retirement. Next year all you guys will have mo choice!

  43. phillyforlife says: Mar 19, 2012 5:41 PM

    fafaflunky says: Mar 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    with these gun toting hip gangsta wannabes..this team should change its name to the bloods or crypts..wonder what there gang sign will be?
    —————————————————–
    Again name says it all FLUNKY

  44. tgeit81 says: Mar 19, 2012 5:45 PM

    I agree Vick was wrong, but if you think somebody shooting their own leg is ” gangsta” you are an idiot

  45. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 19, 2012 5:47 PM

    myeaglescantwin says:
    Mar 19, 2012 5:14 PM
    I cant tell the difference between the smell of the Hate & the smell of Fear anymore,, we keep getting so much of each..

    IllaDelphia Eagles baby,, one of the best regular season teams for the past 12 years.. All but 4 teams in the NFL can even sniff our jocks,, thanks for playing.

    keep cherpin nation, keep cherpin

    ______________________________
    Best Regular season and always picked to win it all preseason but when it matters zip zero nothing

    This is a good fit for Plex after all gun fire in a club in Filthy is the signal for the start of happy hour.

  46. sonopazzo6 says: Mar 19, 2012 5:48 PM

    Don’t mess with the Eagles……if you do Plax will shoot you in the leg and Mike will kill your dog!!!…………we should sign Tebow……he could pray for you!

  47. thetooloftools says: Mar 19, 2012 5:52 PM

    PLax… now a meteor because the star power is “burned out”.

  48. laeaglefan says: Mar 19, 2012 5:55 PM

    If the Eagles didn’t mind throwing millions away on Steve Smith last year, how much worse can they do with Burress? Hell, Torrance Small or Na Brown would have been an improvement over Smith.

  49. yevrag3535 says: Mar 19, 2012 6:01 PM

    Hey whatnojets – isn’t north jersey the place where all the toilets from all over the east coast empty into? Looks like it every time I hold my breath when I either drive or fly over it. Oh yeah, you guys got a real shot with that great coach and QB – hang in there – you live in the champs back yard, at least we are 100 miles away – Eagle Fan.

  50. andyreidisfat says: Mar 19, 2012 6:02 PM

    I love these people who talk crap on the character of the eagles. 99% of the team is really good guys who give back and have never done anything wrong. And the one guy you can say has, has folded right in to the eagles expectations and had been not only a good citizen but has gone beyond that not only as a professional but as a man. Oh and they have a guy who was pissed that he is a top 10 wr making crap money, that doesn’t ever happen *roll of the eyes *.

    I am not a big fan of plax but c
    As copper doesn’t seem to be the guy to run the slants and fades in the end zone and he and Vick get along I think a signing like this can only help

  51. rickcolo says: Mar 19, 2012 6:05 PM

    Elway and the rest of the management needs to have their heads examined! Manning is washed up and Tebow is the future. Get real, any quarterback needs a team around him to give him time to do the job. I could be their guy with the right offensive line.

  52. jacksaysfu says: Mar 19, 2012 6:09 PM

    I know were in desperation mode with needing to bring in a capable LB or two , but the truth of the matter is in the final quarter of the season our Offense and Defense looked unbeatable . We have a great young set of WR’s , one of the best RB’s in the NFL , We finished the year on a 4 game winning streak , our core players have received their extensions ( which makes for a happier locker room) , we have a great D-Line and one of the best offensive lines in football . So let the haters hate cause Philly is gonna be a powerhouse for years to comee.

  53. jacksaysfu says: Mar 19, 2012 6:09 PM

    I know were in desperation mode with needing to bring in a capable LB or two , but the truth of the matter is in the final quarter of the season our Offense and Defense looked unbeatable . We have a great young set of WR’s , one of the best RB’s in the NFL , We finished the year on a 4 game winning streak , our core players have received their extensions ( which makes for a happier locker room) , we have a great D-Line and one of the best offensive lines in football . So let the haters hate cause Philly is gonna be a powerhouse for years to come.

  54. shootahcowboy says: Mar 19, 2012 6:25 PM

    Vick, Desean, Plaxico……it’s like The Longest Yard minus Burt Reynolds.

    ___________________________________

    Or is it the new one with Vick starring as “Brucie”….

  55. shootahcowboy says: Mar 19, 2012 6:26 PM

    eagles7to10 – The Eagles wear pink because it brings out their eyes so well…..

  56. Kelsch Design says: Mar 19, 2012 6:48 PM

    All they need now is Ray Lewis, then we can rename them the Philadelphia Felons

  57. dlmcc1010 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:06 PM

    Racking up alot of character guys on that team

  58. Philadelphia says: Mar 19, 2012 7:12 PM

    Just because Plax is interested (like he was last year), doesn’t mean it’s mutual, wait until someone from the Eagles confirms that, Plax and Rosenhouse need to get their name out there somehow.

  59. jmt8251 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:24 PM

    Well nothing like ignorant, uneducated, trailer trash to make statements like these. Worry about millionaires who they could not even wash their car. Enjoy your hate and miserable lives while they make millions and you may make $10.00 hr. one day!

  60. fafaflunky says: Mar 19, 2012 7:36 PM

    @phillyforlife

    hey at least i seen my team win 3 superbowls..how about you..

  61. philly2boston says: Mar 19, 2012 9:41 PM

    Thanx leaglefan for the Na Brown reference.. oh shat it took me back.

  62. 7to10for6allday says: Mar 19, 2012 11:11 PM

    @eagles7to10

    Well said! Amen! People will always hate. Nobody wants to admit this team is gonna be scary good this year. It’s cool, keep hating haters. We’ll see what your excuse is when the eagles drop a 40 burger on your team.

  63. 7to10for6allday says: Mar 19, 2012 11:13 PM

    @fafaflunky

    You mean your dad watched a team win the superbowls…..and now your a wagon jumping fan. I’m proud of ya! Lol

  64. trapshoot says: Mar 20, 2012 12:03 AM

    Can he concealed carry in PA?

  65. klijer13 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:40 PM

    Can the Longest Yard references stop already? It is not that clever nor is it funny…

    I hate reading posts by people on this website that do not believe people can change and/or deserve another chance, especially if they still have the talent to do so. I have had a rough past and was in jail for a few months and believe it or not, not everybody in jail are horrible people.

    I personally admire Vick, and even Plaxico to be able to return at the top of their game and stay out of trouble while on parole.

    I believe Early Doucet probably has the most potential among the listed recievers, so Eagles let’s get Early!

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