Plaxico Burress Believes His Prison Time is Scaring NFL Teams From Signing Him
I will say I am a bit curious why no NFL team has picked up Plaxico Burress. Early reports were that he was asking for too much money, that is something Plax has denied.
He played reasonably well with the Jets last year, better than I expected to be honest.
According to Plax, he believes his off the field incidents are scaring teams away.
Burress believes he’s being overlooked because of an off-field history that includes a 2008 accidental self-shooting that triggered 20 months in prison.
“I can’t sit here and say there are guys on these teams who are better than I am,” Burress said. “I am looking at it from a player’s standpoint: It has nothing to do with me being able to perform. It has nothing to do with me being 35.”
He insists that he wasn’t a troublemaker for the Jets. “As far as me going into the locker room and causing a problem, after everything I’ve been through, I’d have to be crazy,” Burress said. “I just went in and played the best I could. I didn’t have a problem with anybody. I had fun. I laughed a lot. I enjoyed myself. I was happy going to work in the morning and being back on my feet. I didn’t cause any problems over there.”
It could be that teams just don’t want an older receiver on their squad. Whatever the case if Plax gets a call it won’t be until after Week 1 when contracts won’t be guaranteed.