NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Jailed ex-Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress “will be playing” in 2011, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. A return to the NFL may be possible. Whether he’ll reunite with New York is a different story.
“I am not a big advocate of making predictions on teams because so much can change, but I am not afraid to make the following prediction: Plaxico Burress will be playing in 2011. And he will play very well,” Rosenhaus said on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” to be aired Thursday night.
“It will be a very happy ending to a very tough, tough story for him,” he added.
Burress went to the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan on Nov. 28, 2008, with an illegal .40-caliber handgun tucked into the waistband of his track pants.
The weapon slipped down Burress’ leg and fired, injuring his right thigh.
Burress accepted a plea deal, and on September 22, 2009, was sentenced to two years in prison. The Giants released Plaxico one month earlier.
Although Burress has been denied twice for work release by the New York Department of Correctional Services because of the nature of his crime, the embattled wide receiver is expected to be released after serving 20 months.
According to analyst Phil Simms, a New York-Plaxico reunion is unlikely.
“I don’t think he’ll come back to the Giants. One, they are loaded at the receiver position,” Simms said. “I think it might be best for him to move on and connect with the coach or the receiver coach that he can have a special relationship with and further his career along.”
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