Friday, July 8, 2011
Plaxico Burress likes the Texans
By Paul Kuharsky
Gary Kubiak recently told the Texans’ web site that he is fine with the team playing Kevin Walter and free agent-to-be Jacoby Jones in combination as its second receiver.
But that doesn’t mean Houston isn’t looked at as a good destination by wide receivers. And one reclamation project -- Plaxico Burress -- has listed the Texans and the Jets as places he’d like to land.
Here’s what Burress said about the Texans, per Jane McManus:
"When you say Houston, all I can say is 'Wow.’ "That's all I can say, because I give respect where respect is due. And I believe Andre Johnson is the best wide receiver in football. ... The way he's playing down in Houston, they're getting everything going in the right direction. Matt Schaub has really taken off as an elite quarterback. I think Arian Foster is one of the top-five running backs in this league. I think that team is bound for the playoffs this year and looking forward to great things."
Burress is more attractive than a Walter/Jones combination to me, particularly at a low salary with incentives.
But I expect the Texans' focus to be on the secondary in free agency and that’s where it should be.
If Jones moves on and the market for Burress is limited, maybe he could sell himself to the Texans after they address their defensive backfield.