Friday, May 13, 2011
Will Plaxico Burress end up with Jets?
By Tim Graham
On his ESPN Insider blog, the lead item in Adam Schefter's mailbag deals with a big name possibly landing with the New York Jets after the lockout.
Wide receiver Plaxico Burress is scheduled to be released from prison in less than four weeks, and Schefter writes circumstances could lead the Jets to bring Burress aboard.
A couple of months ago, I broke down how interested the AFC East might be in Burress and rated the Jets the most likely destination among the four clubs.
The Jets have three receivers with expired contracts: Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith.
The Jets drafted TCU receiver Jeremy Kerley in the fifth round and Colorado receiver Scotty McKnight in the seventh round, but players taken so late provide no guarantees. In fact, they take time to develop and usually don't provide an impact.
Burress would and could be worth a short-term contract. He'll turn 34 years old in August and certainly will need to knock off some rust. He hasn't played since November 2008.