Plaxico Burress Signs With the New York Jets

by Punter's Hero on August 2, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

The last couple of weeks in the NFL have been crazy to say the least as all 32 teams around the league have been scrambling to sign and re-sign free agents to get ready for training camp. With the NFL lockout putting the free agent process on hold for much longer than anticipated, the teams in need of fresh blood have had to act fast to get the best talent before other teams could swoop them up.

The one team that wanted to be extremely active during free agency was the New York Jets. With the Jets now being perennial Super Bowl title contenders with head coach Rex Ryan at the helm, the pressure is on to stay on top of the AFC Conference and in the hunt for the Vince Lombardi trophy.

The first move the team made was arguably the best move as the Jets were able to re-sign former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes. This was the number one priority for the team and they got the job done, but the next move was to figure out what wide receiver would be playing across from him.

The logical move was re-signing wideout Braylon Edwards, but the money was a problem and the team was looking to go into another direction. Randy Moss was another option at a cheaper price with veteran experience and downfield speed, but the New York Jets decided to go with an unlikely candidate in Plaxico Burress.

Reportedly, the New York Jets have signed Plaxico Burress to a one-year deal worth about $3 million dollars. This was a smart move in my opinion, but a risk as Burress might not be the player he used to be before he went to prison a few years ago.

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