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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Plaxico won't rule anyone out yet

By Ohm Youngmisuk

Plaxico Burress says his meeting with Tom Coughlin "went well" and believes it might have even improved his relationship with his old head coach.

In a phone interview with the Newark Star-Ledger, Burress described his meeting with Coughlin as "very positive." He also said he has not ruled any team out yet. Of course, it's in Burress' best interests to keep everybody in the hunt.

"Yeah, I think it went well," the 6-5 receiver told the paper about his meeting with Coughlin. "We ironed a couple of things out. I thought it was very positive."

Burress disputed a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which said he will not re-sign with the Giants after visiting with the Steelers on Saturday.

"I haven't ruled out anybody,” Burress said. "I don’t know who's talking or whatever, but I haven't ruled anybody out."

Burress told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith in June that his relationship with Coughlin was "ambivalent."

"I believe so," Burress said when asked if Friday's meeting helped their relationship. "I don’t see why it wouldn't."

Burress also spoke fondly about his visit with the team that drafted him, the Steelers. He had breakfast with head coach Mike Tomlin and lunch with several players, including Ben Roethlisberger.

"I got a chance to see all my boys, all the fellas," Burress told the paper. "It brought back a lot of memories, that's for sure. Some great memories -- great memories."

Burress said he was trying to figure out the logistics of visiting two more teams -- the 49ers and Jets -- in the next 48 hours. He had nothing but positive things to say about Jets head coach Rex Ryan.

"I know they have a good team and everybody knows Rex," he said. "I think he’s great. He stands behind his players, I think his players have a lot of respect for him and they play hard for him. He's a great coach, great personality. He seems like he's always upbeat."

On Friday night, a source close to Burress said the receiver had his eyes on the Eagles. We could find out in a few days where Burress ends up.