NFL Nation: Anthony Armstong

Plaxico Burress eyes 2011 return

November, 28, 2010
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Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will be ready for training camp in 2011, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus. The agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter that two teams have stayed in contact with Burress during his prison sentence.

He's scheduled to have a full release from prison in June 2011, which would make him available for training camp. Giants general manager Jerry Reese has never shut the door on a Burress return, but I think he's moved on with the rise of Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith. The Jets have shown interest in Burress, but a lot could change between now and Burress' release date.

Mike Shanahan entered the 2010 season with Santana Moss and Joey Galloway as his starters and he's been hurt by a lack of depth at their position. With Galloway being bounced and the Skins having to go with Anthony Armstong as the starter, surely they'd have some interest in Burress. Quarterback Donovan McNabb is very familiar with Burress and I think he'd sign off on the idea. It was McNabb who supported the idea of Michael Vick coming to the Eagles following his time in prison.

It will certainly make for an interesting offseason story.

A star is born in D.C.

October, 11, 2010
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If you don't know the name Anthony Armstrong, you will soon. The Washington Redskins wide receiver made an acrobatic 48-yard touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and he's threatening to become one of Donovan McNabb's go-to guys.

Armstrong
Armstrong

"Armstrong is just kind of that big-play guy," McNabb said. "You never know when he'll explode for that 40- or 50- yard catch."

The former Arena Football League star has added some flair to an offense that needed some. He's one of the reasons the Redskins felt like Devin Thomas was expendable. At age 27, Armstrong has been around the block in professional football. And he's also funny.

"I was floating," Armstrong said. "I had a Red Bull, so it gave me a little bit of wings."

The touchdown was an enormous play that gave the Redskins new life in the fourth quarter. If Armstong doesn't make that tough catch, I think the Skins lose that game.

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