Report: Plaxico Burress ‘Would Love’ To Try Out For Dolphins; Any Takers?
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Plaxico Burress, anyone?
Burress has yet to find a taker in free agency, leaving many to wonder where the juice is for the former Jets and Giants wide receiver. Heck, even Randy Moss has a job.
The 34-year-old has surfaced more than a few times this offseason, declaring his interest in this or that team. But he remains unsigned, and it seems his latest target is also a no-go.
Burress “would love to audition” for the Miami Dolphins, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported Tuesday, though the team “has shown no interest” in signing a veteran wide receiver. Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland may reconsider if his rookies don’t progress as expected, Jackson reported.
Earlier this month, Burress expressed his attraction to Oakland and Carolina in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.
The free agent had previously stated that a reunion with the Giants was “always a great possibility.” Before that, Burress declared he wouldn’t “totally” rule out a return to the Jets, and even said coach Rex Ryan wanted him back. Both New York teams picked up a wide receiver in the second round of this year’s draft, so consider MetLife Stadium an unlikely home for the tall red-zone target.
Going back further, Burress told Philadelphia’s 97.5 FM in February that “nothing else” would make him “happier” than teaming up with Michael Vick and the Eagles.
As for all the talk about Burress to the Browns? Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur recently said he’s not interested… yet.
Burress signed a one-year deal with the Jets last summer after serving nearly 21 months behind bars on a gun charge. He recorded 45 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011.
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