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Posted at 7:58 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Where should Plaxico Burress play when he's released from prison?

By Cindy Boren

Plaxico Burress isn't expected to be of prison until June 6 -- and given the NFL labor situation, he's likely to go from lock-up to a lockout -- but that hasn't stopped former teammates from expressing interest in playing with him again. After all, there will be football at some point. (Won't there? Please?)

His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, visited with Burress, who's been incarcerated because he accidentally shot himself in the leg with an unlicensed handgun in November 2008, and tweeted Saturday:

Just visited with client Plaxico Burress. He is doing great! He is running & lifting weights 5 days a week. He looks in terrific shape...less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad

"He looks great. He is lean; he is in good shape," said Osi Umenyiora, Burress' former teammate with the New York Giants. "He's focused and he seems happy. I just can't wait for him to come out and I think he is going to have a great impact a la Michael Vick."

Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers was asked about Burress during Super Bowl week. "I know he's getting out pretty soon," Ward said. "For all I know, we'll end up getting Plax on our team. He'll be welcomed with open arms. ... [It was] an unfortunate incident, and I prayed for him a lot. I had some good years with Plax."

Burress may be in great shape and focused, but he will turn 34 in August. What team would be the best match for him? The burgundy-and-gold could use some help at wide receiver...

More from Rosenhaus, via Twitter:

...He is in great spirits and is excited to be reunited with his family on June 6th. We talked at length about his future in the NFL & he can't wait to get back on the football field in 2011! He is mentally & physically strong right now and is looking forward to the future! He has set some great goals for his life on and off the field. Get ready to see him do some amazing things this year in all areas!

By Cindy Boren  | February 14, 2011; 7:58 AM ET
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Comments

Why not give a guy a second chance...look at Mike Vick for example.

Posted by: ttn703 | February 14, 2011 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I'm all for looking at Michael Vick as an example, but let's not assume he is going to be great and throw a huge contract at the guy. Get him for 1 year and cheap if at all possible, but avoid the typical skins move of multi-years and a ton of money.

Posted by: Beggarsandthieves | February 14, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse

It's not his situation per se that has me against bringing him here.

The simple fact is Burress is 34 years old at a position unlike quarterback that is not kinder to you as you get older.

Burress, 34, and Shaun Rogers, 32, are two guys that have been discussed here this week for the Redskins.

I am in favor of signing YOUNGER free agents and trying to make some deals to acquire picks or younger players assuming there is a CBA and a 2011 season.

Burress is a good risk for a team that is already at contender status and needs a tall receiver to contribute for 1-2 years.

But that to me is the time horizon for Burress at WR, assuming he can come back and be productive that first year.

Unlike Vick who was only 30 when he went to the Eagles, Burress doesn't have the same kind of time scale working in his favor.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | February 14, 2011 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Yes, Yes and Yes!
SIZE!

This sorry excuse of a team can not pass him up if available!

Rogers injure prone Skins have enough baggage!

Posted by: SOLVBACK | February 14, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

No way...Lifelong 'Skins fan who is tired of seeing the same tired moves over and over again....Plaxico "Plexiglass" Burress is not the answer and he is not the 2nd coming of Art Monk

Skins need to keep their draft picks, make strategic Free Agent signings of guys who are under 30 years old (ala Logan Mankins, OG, Patriots), and establish continuity in the organization. There is no silver bullet, but I am afraid as long as Snyder is the owner, they will trade draft picks, sign 30+ year old Free Agents to bad long-term deals, and hire and fire "celebrity coaches"

Posted by: jaberwalky56 | February 14, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

No way...Lifelong 'Skins fan who is tired of seeing the same tired moves over and over again....Plaxico "Plexiglass" Burress is not the answer and he is not the 2nd coming of Art Monk

Skins need to keep their draft picks, make strategic Free Agent signings of guys who are under 30 years old (ala Logan Mankins, OG, Patriots), and establish continuity in the organization. There is no silver bullet, but I am afraid as long as Snyder is the owner, they will trade draft picks, sign 30+ year old Free Agents to bad long-term deals, and hire and fire "celebrity coaches"

Posted by: jaberwalky56 | February 14, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Sorry about double-post...first time posting and it gave me error message

Posted by: jaberwalky56 | February 14, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I feel dirty just seeing that Tweet from Drew Rosenhaus... ugh...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 14, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

We've been snakebit too many times. No more big names and/or guys in the twilight of their careers!

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | February 14, 2011 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Receivers typically start a steady decline at the age of 31. This man is 34, hasn't played football in a couple of years. That and he was a me-first guy prior to all this and I say, no thanks.

Posted by: ouvan59 | February 14, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

A no-brainer! This is one talent that the Skins should definitely take a chance on. Plaxico Burress paid an extreme price for shooting himself in the leg. The incident was totally accident and nobody else was hurt. The prosecutor made an example of him because he was a star.

The Skins haven't had this kind of game changer in a long time. He probably could be signed to an incentive laden contract like the ones offered to Willie Parker and Larry Johnson.

Posted by: dannykurland1 | February 14, 2011 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Of course! More Snyderball! Get more felons to play for Danny.

Posted by: 44fx2901 | February 14, 2011 5:00 PM | Report abuse

If they sign both he and Rogers, then they'll never have to worry about anybody messing with them when they go clubbing, or to the aiport for that matter!

Posted by: johnmarshall5446 | February 14, 2011 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Plax would be a good pickup if we don't have to pay a ton of money, but knowing Rosenhaus, he's going to ask for the Brinks truck. If he can't be gotten for about a mil a year, keep stepping. We don't need to pay out big bucks to aging veterans who don't produce. I still have visions of Jason Taylor in my brain. The problem with the Skins is that they want to be good tomorrow and so there is no "building" process of draft picks and young free agents and role players. Synder and Shannigans need to do this right and the fans have to be patient for 2-4 years for this to pay off.

Posted by: jfoster13 | February 14, 2011 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Little Danny needs to make this happen if he hopes to win the offseason again.

Posted by: sparman | February 14, 2011 8:18 PM | Report abuse

In shanny we trust!

Look. All the players are buying into the "Shanahan way" or they'll be gone. Sign him to a 1 or 2 year deal with tons of stipulations and incentives. Wether we have Rex, McNabb, or someone new behind center, I truly believe with a big receiver like Plax who's gonna go and get the ball no matter where you put it, Moss' stock will become way more valuable too. We have way too many holes to fill. for now sign plax and keep moss and I think we can easily break top ten offense in the league.

Posted by: ztilks87 | February 14, 2011 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely not! This guy is an idiot! He shot himslf in the leg and almost killed a bouncer. Don't we have enough stupid people on this team without adding another one. He was nearing the end of his career when he went jail. No, Danny Boy, don't do it!

Posted by: JAMNEW | February 15, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

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