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Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

Posted on: August 21, 2011 11:14 pm
Edited on: August 21, 2011 11:21 pm
 


Posted by Ryan Wilson

It's seldom that a 10-year veteran with career totals that include 121 starts, 505 catches, 7,845 yards receiving and 55 touchdowns would merit a mention for playing in a preseason game, but Plaxico Burress is a special case.

After spending nearly two years in prison, and missing two NFL seasons, Burress is a free man and back in the league. He's now a member of the Jets, where head coach Rex Ryan doesn't hide the fact that he's all about giving people second chances, especially if they can help New York win a Super Bowl.

Burress missed last week's preseason game with a bum ankle, but started against the Bengals Sunday. He hauled in Mark Sanchez's very first pass of the night, good for 20 yards. Burress managed two more receptions -- another 20-yard gain early in the second quarter and a 26-yard over-the-shoulder touchdown grab with 58 seconds remaining in the half.


Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Fred Bennett (23) chases New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress (17) as he makes the catch for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

In the scheme of things, the play was insignificant (it is the preseason, after all), although we suspect Burress will remember it differently.

Either way, it was eerily similar to this

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:53 pm
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets



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Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

  I am happy for plax.   he doesnt seem like a thug to me.  he only shot himself.  he has no history of violence.  this is the USA.  the constutition states that we have the right to bear arms.   go Jets.   Shonn Green, 'tonio holmes, Sanchez, Burress, Revis and Cromartie!



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

WOW. against that stalwart team from cincy. i bet for sue now that this is the season the jets and coach lard a$$ win the super bowl aspredicted--hahahahahahahahahahaha

hahahahahaha



Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

Way to start things off Plax! Carry that into the regular season and we will be all set. Lets go Jets.



Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:48 am
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

Samething I was thinking. When in the Reg season and something don't go his way..is he going to try and show up the QB like he has done in the past? The guy is a clown.



Since: Aug 16, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:36 am
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

The Giants should have signed Plaxico when they had the chance.  I plan to sign him on my fantasy team.....



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:03 am
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

i love all the haters.  the man shot...himself........didn't kill animals, didn't kill anyone, didn't run someone down while drunk....he paid for his mistake big time. 

he will catch 15 TDs...pro bowl and a super bowl...i hope.

but seriously, give the guy credit for the catch.  what receiver doesn't push off. 

love it.............meathook must be a G-man fan.  Sorry.


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