Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said recently that he wants to reach out to Plaxico Burress, who wants to follow Vick’s lead in leaving prison and returning to the NFL.
Now there’s a report suggesting that Burress might become Vick’s teammate.
Gary Myers of the New York Daily News writes that he’s heard the Eagles will be first in line to talk to Burress (who gets out of prison June 6) whenever the lockout ends. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and coach Andy Reid may like the idea of giving another player a second chance, as they did with Vick.
The biggest question regarding Burress remains whether he’ll be in good shape and able to shake off the rust well enough to contribute to an NFL team in 2011, especially considering that he might have a shortened training camp to prepare. Burress turns 34 in August, he hasn’t played football since November of 2008, and his production had already begun to decline even before he accidentally put a bullet in his leg and put his career on hold.
But if Burress is capable of playing in the NFL in 2011, the Eagles may be the team for him.