Plaxico Burress allowed to miss practice

Updated: November 23, 2011, 11:05 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress returned from his hometown charity trip in Virginia Beach a day early, but did not practice on Tuesday because he was attending another charity function at Central Park East Middle School in East Harlem.

Burress, who had been given two personal days by coach Rex Ryan a few months ago, arrived at the Jets' practice facility on Tuesday afternoon for meetings and film study. The 34-year-old veteran will need to get up to speed ...

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