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Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

Posted on: May 22, 2011 1:56 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Plaxico Burress will be released from prison on June 6, one year, eight months and 14 days after he was sent to jail for shooting himself in the leg. And when he returns, it sounds like the Philadelphia Eagles will get the first look at Burress. 

We've already been debating on what -- if any -- NFL roster Plax could find himself on come the start of 2011, but word on the street is that Andy Reid and Co., who already took a gamble on a former inmate by the name of Michael Vick, will have a leg up on getting Burris.

That's per Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, who's hearing that the Eagles are "first in line" for Burress' services whenever teams can talk to the former Giant.

Myers also notes that Burress will likely head to Florida once he's released, hoping to show off his abilities to a number of teams; the Steelers, Chargers, Falcons and Ravens are also considered to be franchises that might take a shot at Burress' potential redemption.

"He certainly paid for his crime," one personnel director told Myers. "He paid very strong."

The Eagles are the most logical team for Burress to join, primarily because they've got experience with a former inmate in Vick.

Additionally, with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin on the roster, there wouldn't be any serious pressure on Burress to step in and perform at a high level immediately.

The transition from prison and back onto a football roster would be substantially easier for Burress, and his prior transgressions are nothing compared to Vick's; if Philly can manage to deal with any public relations nightmare that he brought along, adding Burress would be a piece of cake.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:34 pm
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Apr 11, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

Everyone seems to be forgetting that while Buress maybe 33-34, he hasn't taken a football hit in nearly three yearly three years.  So, one might say that his legs are young. Secondly, as before, if he still has reasonable speed to play NFL level football, too many corners and safeties just can't cover him.  If he has some leaping ability left, at 6'5", he is red zone gold. Thus, all riding on his bill of health, one would be foolish not to give this recent top teir receiver a chance for a try out, and see what he can do. That of course would be after a month of hard training. I am a fan of the big dummy.



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: May 25, 2011 2:31 am
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

I am a Yankee fan and I am a Giants fan and I still like this move if the Eagles can pick up Burress to add to their receiving corps. At the age of 34 (I think).  He is at that age where he doesn't have much left but he still has some skills but more importantly he can pass on knowledge to the younger players at his position.   The Eagles took a chance with Vick and it payed off and given the chance Burress will pay off as well. CRFANNIES talking smack about the Yankees wining in 2009 is just silly since this is a football issue and not baseball and its true that the Yanks are looking old since only two of their players are bating higher then .300 at the moment and that is not good my friend.  Yes Burress did a stupid thing shooting himself in the leg but he can still help the Eagles and the Giants should look out for the Eagles.  The NFC East is a tough division and any advantage a team can get will help them win this tough division!



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 10:42 pm
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

And the Eagles will go down in the record book with the most completions and touchdowns by a duo of convicted felons.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:46 am
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

All jokes aside why would the eagles take a chance on a player they don't need? Maclin and Jackson are young top teir recievers at the top of their games. Burress is 33 years old and hasn't played football in 2 years. They dont need a deep threat because they have jackson and they dont need a possesion reciever because Maclin already does everything for them.  They also have Avant and cooper who might not be that well known but are solid up and comers. I just dont see the point in wasting a roster spot and money on player that the team doesn't need. But then again the Eagles always do some strange things so i wouldn't be surprised.



Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 8:47 am
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

I generally get on the message boards for a break from the bad economy and bad politics.  It seems I should be on here talking about shit that needs to be on a different message board.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:08 am
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

I'm convinced there will be football this year, because I'm certain the powers that be will want some of you dumber fans focused on this rather than on our massive economic and political problems.  I can't believe many of you legally can vote.



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 12:37 am
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

 

Mickeal Vick did a horriable crime but he payed his time and proved at the age of 31 he still belongs on the field as an NFL starting QB.  Plexico did something stupid and and he too payed his time for his crime and at the age of 34 he too can step in and help the Eagles at the WR position if there is a season this year.  I'm sure he kept in shape and taking two years off at his age wikl help him not hurt him.  JAYJOHNSR is right it would give the Birds a great Recieving corps,something vick has not had much of in his career.  Samurai Sixer, I'm a Gaints fan and I am not bitter. I wish Plexico would go back to the Giants but if he cant or doesnt i wish nothing but the best for him. Chevy98350, to cons does not make a convict team and so far Vick is working out,nothing wrong with a second chance.MAnboobs,your name says it all buddy! Oh and JUSTJOE, as much as I dislike the Eagles they are a quality organization unlike you who goes after a persons looks and apperaence like "fatass" instead of going after someone and what they have to say.  Yes it might be a risk but it would be a short term contract and just like Vick Burres will get his chanece to prove himself! If Buress works out the Eagles will have taken two players, rehabilitatded them and helped them out as well has haven improved their team, nothing wrong with helping people out who made stupid mistakes and give them a second chance.









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 12:03 am
 

Eagles 'first in line' for Burress' services?

Burress can be re-assured that ESPN will have his back.  Within the next two months they will run story after story about what a great person he is and how he overcame stupidity.  Then they will run that story every week.  They will have interview after interview.  ESPN loves these guys.  All those hard working young college kids will have to wait until he retires before they get a story.  Vick is a saint on the ESPN network.  He actually shot himself, which should get him even more press.

 



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