Plaxico to the Jets?
From Blue and Red to Green and White? Plaxico Burress may be a NY Jet in short time. Once the lock-out lifts, Plaxico and the Jets will be on the front lines to negotiation. Plaxico showed some interest in the Jets on Monday, and then coach Rex Ryan rebuttled yesterday. The Jets still have three free-agents to lock-up: WR Braylon Edwards, WR Santonio Holmes, and WR/ST Brad Smith. Check it out and watch Rex on video below!
“What (general manager Mike Tannenbaum) and I have always talked about is how we want to sign … as many of our own players as we can,” Ryan said Thursday night at a book signing at the Jets Shop in Manhattan. “We’ll address (free-agency) once we have a better idea of what the rules are.”
Without directly addressing Burress, Ryan said that he is “excited that players throughout the league seem to have an interest in the Jets.”
He added, in response to a question about Burress: “I’m excited about seeing what happens when the rules come out, and rolling up our sleeves and having at it.” (courtesy espn)
Burress, in a one-hour interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Monday, admitted that he has given thought to the possibility of playing for the Jets, calling the idea “appealing.”
“It’s been thought about,” Burress said of the Jets. “I am not going to sit here and front. For me to go to one side to the other side and win a championship in the same (city), how many people have done that? And do I have the capability to lead a team to a championship? Without question.”
“Of course they are appealing,” Burress said of the Jets. “Ever since I came to New York, the fans have embraced me. It is a great city and a great town. It will always be a special place to me regardless of what happens. I can’t say the Jets or Philly or anywhere of that nature but I am going to make a decision that is best for me and my family. It may not be the best team, but put yourself as a piece to the puzzle and say what’s the best chance I have to win a championship.” (espn)