Angelo: Bears Not Going After Burress

Chicago Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo has essentially ruled out pursuing veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress, reiterating that the Bears are not likely to go after the former New York Giants starter.
Burress’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, recently said that two NFL teams are seriously interested in signing Burress. At least one of those teams is widely believed to be the New York Jets.
“Are we one of those two teams?” Angelo told Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. “No.”
Burress’ football situation is complicated by his pending gun charge, which has yet to be resolved with law enforcement authorities. He has been assigned a June 15 court hearing.
Although Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has reportedly called for the team to pursue Burress, it doesn’t sound it’s going to happen. The Bears’ top receivers are Devin Hester, Earl Bennett and Rashied Davis.
Angelo said the team will keep an eye on what transpires with Burress, who could be facing jail time and/or discipline from the league office.
“He could help any team,” Angelo said of Burress. “His play, his production speaks for itself. Everybody would love to have him on their team, including the New York Giants.
“But obviously, they are things that have to happen now for him to play in the league, get on with his life. There are a lot of hurdles to cross before you can really seriously sit here and use that as a viable option.”

12 responses to “Angelo: Bears Not Going After Burress

  1. “Chicago Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo has essentially ruled out pursuing veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress”
    WHY?!?!?!?
    Idiot!

  2. Uh oh. Cutler’s not going to want to answer any of Angelo’s phone calls now.

  3. “Everybody would love to have him on their team, including the New York Giant”
    How nice that Angelo is ignoring the fact that the Giants let him go because he’s such an a-hole. Something tells me you can’t believe much of what he’s sayin’, but then why should he be different from any of the other GMs ?

  4. shit… I have Cutler on my keeper fantasy team. I get Angelo’s stance. But doesn’t he realize I’m trying to win a championship!?

  5. All Angelo said was that the Bears are not one of the two teams that Rosenhaus eluded about. Based upon all of his other comments, the title of this story should be “Angelo: Bears Not Going After Burress; Yet.” However, given the whole Tank Johnson situation, there is no way Angelo pursues Burress.

  6. Pea Tear Griffin says: “‘Chicago Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo has essentially ruled out pursuing veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress’ WHY?!?!?!?”
    He pretty much says “why” his closing statement: basically, there’s a very good chance Burress won’t be playing at all for some time to come. There’s simply no point in doing all the groundwork to sign a player if he’s going to be unavailable.
    Sure, Burress is a game-changer; Angelo said as much in the quote. It’s just that he won’t be making very many big plays if he’s residing in the big house.
    I’m not saying Angelo is a great — or even good — GM; clearly, the man has made some major errors in the past (the trade for Cutler appears to have fallen into his lap like a gift from Above). But not chasing after Burress at this point in time just seems like common sense.

  7. of course he isn’t purusing him, that would be WAY too benefitial for the team.

  8. He is right.
    Burress has been a dick for years and now he is going to jail.
    Why would ANY team be talking to him right now?

  9. C’mon Justice System….just one time….do the right thing and actually send somebody to jail for a crime. Not a halfway house…not home…not to a country club for criminals…jail! This country nees to have something they can believe in again…like the courts doing what they supposed to do!

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