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Plaxico Burress at Jets practice

Updated: August 2, 2011, 3:17 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan never had a conversation with Plaxico Burress before signing him, but he watched old game tape and asked around.

When he bumped into Santonio Holmes Saturday at the Jets' facility, Ryan asked him to share his thoughts on Burress. Holmes gave a thumbs-up -- or, to be specific, a wrist-up.

Holmes raised his right hand and showed Ryan his bracelet, which said: "Free Plax AKA Black." He has been wearing it since Burress was in prison, ...

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