Cowboys Owner Says No Plaxico Burress Talks; VP Won’t Rule Out Free Agent
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Plaxico Burress speculation tour is now reboarding.
Next stop: Dallas.
The 34-year-old free agent has declared some degree of interest this offseason in playing for Carolina, Philadelphia or Oakland, not to mention an unlikely reunion with either the Jets or Giants. Miami, Cleveland and Pittsburgh have also been linked to the veteran.
Now Drew Rosenhaus, Burress’ agent, has reportedly engaged the Cowboys in preliminary talks. But that too, if accurate, could be a dead end.
“We haven’t even discussed that internally at all,” owner Jerry Jones said Thursday. “That’s not been discussed at any level of our organization, one way or the other.”
That said, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told KTBB-FM that he “wouldn’t totally rule out Plaxico at some point.”
“We’ve got some guys,” he said. “When all is said and done, we may not need anybody. But at some point, a veteran receiver is someone we might want to look at, a slot type receiver as well. Plaxico has some really great highlights in his career. With a guy like him, it would mean you move Miles into the slot when you go with three.”
Plaxico, who is reportedly willing to settle for a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum, told WFAN last month that he’s still searching for the right fit.
“To be honest, there’s a lot of great places out there for me,” Burress said. “A lot of places that I would love to be. Like I said, I’m gonna make the correct choice for me. You know, go somewhere where I can do some of the things that I do well. And also (join) with a quarterback who can get you the football, and understands the game and all those kinds of things.”
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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