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Dwyane Wade might have chosen to remain with the Miami Heat over his hometown Chicago Bulls when he was a free agent last summer, but he's still a Bears fan. And with former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress being released from prison on Monday, Wade tweeted what many Bears fans are thinking.
"1st I'm happy for Plaxico Burress that he can b reunite with his love 1s that I'm sure he missed more than football .. but as a Bears fan i would love to c him in a Bears uniform," Wade tweeted on Monday.
Burress, who will be 34 in August, has not played football since late November in 2008 when a handgun that was tucked in his sweatpants slipped from his waistband and went off as he tried to grab the gun while in a New York City nightclub. Burress shot himself in the thigh. Nearly a year later, he entered prison to serve his sentence in September of 2009.
Burress, who was released about three months early for good behavior, will become a free agent once the lockout ends and free agency begins. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, believes there will be a strong interest in his client. Teams such as the New York Jets, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins and Eagles could be interested in the 6-foot-5 receiver. Rosenhaus also didn't rule out a return to the Giants.
The lack of a No. 1 receiver has been a perceived weakness of the Bears' for a long time. Johnny Knox led the Bears with 960 yards last season. The Bears have not had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2002 when Marty Booker had 97 receptions for 1,189 yards.
Wade's Heat have a 2-1 series lead on the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. Game 4 is Tuesday.