Plaxico Burress released from prison

Plaxico Burress was released from the Oneida Correctional Facility on Monday morning after spending over 20 months in prison. Agent Drew Rosenhaus, who was wearing a throwback Phillies hat and gave a brief statement to the media before heading to a reunion with his family, apparently greeted Burress when he got out.

Burress will now fly to Florida and start training in hopes that a NFL team will give him another shot. At 33, it’ll be tough for him to find a gig but the Rams, Jets and Eagles have all been mentioned as potential landing spots. His best attributes are his size (6’5”, 232 pounds) and his ability to win matchups with shorter defensive backs in the red zone. But he’s never been a burner and thus, he’ll have to go to a situation where a team already has a pair of good receivers on the outside. (Thus, the Rams might not be the best fit.)

Even though many observers remain skeptical that a team will give him a shot, Burress should draw some interest. NFL teams aren’t going to turn away talent and if he still has something left in the tank, his phone will ring when the lockout is lifted.

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