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Plaxico Burress

Plaxico Burress - #80 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 232 lbs.
Birthday 08/12/1977
Birthplace Norfolk, VA
College Michigan State
Years played 12
Drafted 2000, 1st round, 8th pick by Steelers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
3 42 1

Jets win Burress sweepstakes

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Jets are no stranger to bringing on players with baggage, and they continued the tradition Sunday morning by signing WR Plaxico Burress.

Giants meet with Burress; Umenyiora a no-show

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
The Giants met with former WR Plaxico Burress on Friday while DE Osi Umenyiora did not show up to training camp.

Texans unlikely to pursue Burress

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress is interested in signing with the Texans, but we hear Houston is an unlikely landing spot.

Bears' WR search not expected to end with splash

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The Bears are expected to pursue a wide receiver in free agency and there's plenty of chatter about who their top target should be.

Vikings have plan for life without Rice

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Vikings have made it abundantly clear that bringing back WR Sidney Rice, who might be a free agent this offseason, is one of their top priorities.

Ex-Giants WR Burress released from jail

Posted June 06, 2011 @ 7:51 a.m. ET
After serving 20 months of a two-year sentence stemming from a gun incident at a Manhattan nightclub in late November of 2008, Plaxico Burress is being released from prison Monday.

Burress, Moss among alternatives if Jets don't re-sign Edwards

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
While Braylon Edwards could still return to the Jets, his uncertain future brings up the possibility that the team would be a suitor for Randy Moss or Plaxico Burress.

Burress to Eagles? Perhaps not best fit

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
The chatter about Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress being rehabilitated teammates in Philadelphia is a story with legs recently. We're just not sure if this one holds water.

Jacobs: 'No way' Burress joins Giants

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Giants RB Brandon Jacobs told ESPNNewYork.com that his friend, WR Plaxico Burress, will not be joining his old team next season.

Lockout limbo: Giants report

Posted May 29, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lingering lockout, we offer our take on where the Giants stand.

Diehl doesn't see Burress returning to Giants

Posted May 20, 2011 @ 9:26 p.m. ET
Dave Diehl, the Giants' starting left tackle, believes Plaxico Burress will want to start over with a new team in a new city rather than return to New York.

Burress to be released from jail in June

Posted March 05, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Former Giants WR Plaxico Burress will be released from prison June 6, three months early.

Giants would consider Burress

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The Giants likely will place a call to WR Plaxico Burress, whose jail sentence will be coming to an end soon, about playing for the team again.

Rosenhaus: 'Burress will be playing in 2011'

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
Drew Rosenhaus, once the agent for Plaxico Burress, said the former Giants receiver will play in the league in 2011.

Burress denied work release

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR Plaxico Burress has been denied work release and will have to serve his full prison term, according to the Associated Press.

Giants interested in Burress?

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 9:07 p.m. ET
The Giants may be interested in bringing back WR Plaxico Burress. Giants GM Jerry Reese told the New York Post that the team "definitely will investigate it" when Burress is released from the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y ...

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Posted March 12, 2013
The Steelers re-signed Burress on Tuesday.||||||| Burress should provide depth with the Steelers losing Mike Wallace in free agency, but he struggled to get onto the field after returning to the Steelers last November.
Posted Nov. 25, 2012
Burress is active and will play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will not have Antonio Brown when they face the Browns.||||||| Burress was re-signed earlier this week by the Steelers, who drafted him in 2000. Burress was needed because of injuries to Brown (ankle) and Jerricho Cotchery (ribs). Emmanuel Sanders will start for Brown, who was listed as questionable all week and was limited in practice.
Posted Nov. 20, 2012
Pittsburgh is considering bringing Burress back to provide depth at wide receiver.||||||| The Steelers (6-4) are down two receivers at the moment after Jerricho Cotchery fractured his ribs in Sunday night's loss to Baltimore. Antonio Brown has missed the last two games with an ankle injury. Burress spent the first five seasons of his career with the Steelers from 2000-2004.
Posted Aug. 12, 2012
Burress is in New England for a workout with the Patriots. A person with knowledge of the tryout tells The Associated Press that Burress had been invited to Foxborough, Mass., to work out for the AFC champions.||||||| Burress spent last season with the Jets after finishing a 20-month prison sentence on a gun charge. New York did not re-sign Burress, who turned 35 on Sunday.
Posted Dec. 22, 2011
New York Jets wide receivers Plaxico Burress and Jeremy Kerley are full participants at practice after getting over illnesses that limited them.||||||| Burress is back after being limited on Wednesday. Both will be fine for the Jets' showdown Saturday with the Giants.

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