Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is resigned to the reality that receiver Plaxico Burress won’t be returning to the Giants after he is released from prison in four days. (And, of course, after the lockout ends.)
To make matters worse for the Giants, Jacobs also is resigned to the likelihood that Plaxico will stay in the NFC East. “I would hate to see him go to where I think he is going to go, that is from talking to him,” Jacobs said, regarding the Eagles. “It is pretty tough to deal with all those different combinations. Plax is a Virginia guy, [Mike] Vick is a Virginia guy. They went through sort of the same things and they got a lot of dynamic players down there. It wouldn’t be a bad thing, he thinks, to go down there. He wants to win.”
Jacobs said he talks to Burress once a week, and that Burress wants a “new start” when his career resumes.
Defensive end Justin Tuck isn’t ready to concede Burress to the Eagles. “I’m already campaigning,” Tuck said. “I was campaigning before the lockout started. I will say this much, go back and see what our record was when he shot himself and how devastating our offense was. You had to take a safety out of the box [against him]. With our O-line and our running game, that opens up a lot of stuff. I’m excited. I hope we can get No. 17 back to Giants Stadium.”
Burress would make a potent Philly offense even more powerful, given the presence of Vick, running back LeSean McCoy, receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, and tight end Brent Celek.