Plaxico Burress signs with Jets

Updated: August 1, 2011, 3:48 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

After a 2½-year odyssey that began with a gunshot in a Manhattan nightclub, Plaxico Burress is ready to play football.

"It's emotional because I had some long days and some long nights, and you dream about that day, getting back to what you love," Burress said on a conference call Sunday, shortly after signing a one-year, $3.017 million contract with the New York Jets. "That time has come."

Burress, who served a 20-month sentence at an upstate New York prison on a weapons-possession ...

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