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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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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:57 am
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

Good to see Plax back!!! I think he was over sentenced for shooting himself. Hope he makes the pro bowl this year.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:25 am
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets





plax pushed off. This guy is a schmuck. He shoots himself in the leg. LOSER   &n
bsp; 




Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 8:44 am
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

Plexico is awesome. Wow! A TD in an exhibition game. Wow! And against the lowly Bengals! WOW! I'm so impressed. Call Canton get him a spot in there this week!



Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:54 am
 

Plaxico Burress catches first TD pass with Jets

he will play with a chip on his shoulder this season

something to prove




Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:34 am
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