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June 7, 2011 | by the Daily News
Even before his release from prison yesterday, the questions about Plaxico Burress' football future had been emerging for weeks. Various reports had the Eagles being interested in Burress, although nothing can happen until the labor imapasse is resolved. Burress' former New York Giants teammate, Brandon Jacobs, said Burress wanted to play for the Eagles. There was the connection between Burress and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, both in their backgrounds and their attempts to resurrect their NFL careers after prison.
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July 31, 2012 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
PLAXICO BURRESS wants a job. Riley Cooper broke his collarbone. Burress exited prison last season campaigning to join buddy Michael Vick in Philadelphia. After a productive season with the Jets, in which he caught eight touchdown passes, Burress resumed his Eagles campaign. Last week, he stumped on a local radio station. A convenient marriage, right? Not so fast. Nobody wants Plax. Why? Nobody will say, exactly. Not the NFL front-office types. Not Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
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June 3, 2011 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Could Plaxico Burress be the next high-profile NFL star to go from prison to the Eagles? New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs thinks it could happen, and he is Burress' best friend on the receiver's former team. "Plax is a Virginia guy, Vick is a Virginia guy," Jacobs told Newsday , referring to quarterback Michael Vick, who returned to NFL stardom with the Eagles after paying his debt to society for his involvement in dogfighting. "They just sort of went through the same things.
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June 7, 2011 | Daily News Staff and Wire
PLAXICO BURRESS emerged from a prison in Rome, N.Y., wearing almost all black - hooded sweat shirt, athletic shorts, sneakers. But there was a noticeable hint of red - old-school Phillies red to be exact. Burress was wearing a Phillies cap, fueling additional speculation that Burress is hoping to land with the Eagles now that his nearly 2-year prison sentence on a gun charge is over. Burress' Giants teammate, Brandon Jacobs, had said last week that Burress' preferred destination was the Eagles because of his relationship with quarterback Michael Vick and a chance for a Super Bowl.
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November 7, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were 57 million reasons, each colored green, for Asante Samuel to sign a six-year contract with the Eagles after he apparently decided that playing in Super Bowls with the New England Patriots had become mundane. There was at least one big reason the Eagles were willing to part with $57.1 million to sign the free-agent cornerback. He stands 6-foot-5. His name is Plaxico Burress. He plays for the New York Giants, and has this habit of causing a lot of heartbreak for the Eagles and their followers.
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January 9, 2009
WHAT THE EAGLES are plotting is the biggest playoff upset of the Andy Reid era. Make no mistake about that, about the size of the task, even if the New York Giants are only a four-point favorite on Sunday. That the teams know each other so well is an advantage to neither of them. That they have played two wildly differing games this season, one a shootout and one much more buttoned-down, suggests nothing about No. 3. As Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said, "It's not going to be like the first two times," and he is right - because it almost never is. If the Eagles are going to do this, if they are going to beat the Giants in their NFC Divisional Playoff game, it will not be because of Colonel Mustard with a candlestick in the conservatory.
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December 5, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Unlike the New York Police Department, the Eagles were never able to put the handcuffs on Plaxico Burress. When it comes to Eagles tormentors, the 6-foot-5 Giants receiver with the stork-like reach and soft hands ranks right up there with the best of them. Or worst, depending on your perspective. In 10 career games against the Eagles, Burress had 41 catches for 724 yards, an average of 17.7 yards a catch, and seven touchdowns, several of them timely. Burress ruined the Eagles' home opener two years ago when he caught the winning TD throw in overtime.
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February 27, 2000 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Plaxico Burress has that same long, lean, end-zone-bound look that many NFL fans have come to associate with Randy Moss, but the star Michigan State receiver doesn't like to be compared to the Minnesota Vikings player. And for that, the Eagles should be thankful. They don't want the 2000 NFL draft and Burress to resemble the 1998 draft and Moss. Two years ago, Philadelphia, like more than a dozen other teams, passed over Moss and lived to regret it. On April 15 the Eagles will be praying that Burress be around when they pick sixth overall.
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June 16, 2011
Eagles coaches have interest in Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress, according to a Yahoo! sports report. An Eagles official declined to comment on the report, which cited an unnamed team source "familiar with the organization's thinking. " Much speculation has linked the Eagles to Burress, though the team is deep at wide receiver. Haynesworth was once a dominant defensive tackle, and the Eagles need to improve their pass rush.
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May 17, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
In the latest attempt to return pro football to Los Angeles, a business group headed by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz said yesterday that it wants to build a 64,000-seat downtown stadium. The stadium near the Staples Center would require the city to issue $100 million in bonds to acquire 20 acres of land. The group emphasized that no taxpayer money would be used for the stadium, and the group would repay the bonds over time. The group also intends to seek a $150 million loan from the NFL and a promise to stage at least two Super Bowls in the stadium, which could cost more than $400 million to build.
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June 20, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DARRELLE REVIS has reportedly paid Buccaneers safety Mark Barron $50,000 for his jersey number. Revis, a cornerback, wore No. 24 for six seasons with the Jets. But after being traded to the Bucs in April he discovered that Barron already had that number. Paul Lukas of Uni- Watch.com, reported yesterday that Barron will wear No. 23 after accepting Revis' offer. "A well-placed source tells me that the amount Darrelle Revis paid to Mark Barron in order to get Barron to give up No. 24 was - get this - $50,000," Lukas wrote on his website.
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April 15, 2013 | BY BARBARA LAKER & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers lakerb@phillynews.com, 215-854-5933
WHEN IT comes to cracking down on gun violence, New York has become America's model city. Word is out that police and prosecutors in the Big Apple don't mess around when they catch people who carry or use illegal weapons. It is unlawful to carry a gun without a New York license, even if the owner has a permit from another municipality. Hunters avoid driving through the city, fearing they could get nabbed. And punishment is swift and harsh. In 2007, New York passed a 3 1/2-year mandatory-minimum sentence for illegal gun possession.
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November 21, 2012 | Associated Press
PLAXICO BURRESS is back where he once belonged. The Pittsburgh Steelers brought back the veteran wide receiver on Tuesday to provide depth at a position decimated by injuries while hoping there's enough gas left in the 35-year-old's tank to give the offense an added dimension near the goal line. Burress impressed Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert during a brief workout early Tuesday even though he hasn't played since the end of the 2011 season as a member of the New York Jets.
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July 31, 2012 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
PLAXICO BURRESS wants a job. Riley Cooper broke his collarbone. Burress exited prison last season campaigning to join buddy Michael Vick in Philadelphia. After a productive season with the Jets, in which he caught eight touchdown passes, Burress resumed his Eagles campaign. Last week, he stumped on a local radio station. A convenient marriage, right? Not so fast. Nobody wants Plax. Why? Nobody will say, exactly. Not the NFL front-office types. Not Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
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February 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
PLAXICO BURRESS, speaking yesterday on the "Brian Baldinger & Harry Mayes Show" on 97.5 The Fanatic ESPN Radio, said he would like to sign with the Eagles and play with Michael Vick. "Hey, man, nothing else would make me happier," said Burress, who is a free agent. He spent last season with the Jets after completing his prison sentence, catching 45 passes and eight touchdowns. Burress, speaking of his friendship with Vick, said, "I really believe he can bring a championship to Philadelphia, and I'd love to be part of that.
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February 28, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Plaxico Burress told ESPN-FM 97.5 on Tuesday that "nothing else would make me happier" than to play for the Eagles. The New York Jets receiver, who is set to become a free agent on March 13, echoed statements that he made several times last offseason when he was unemployed, out of prison and looking for a job. Despite that campaign - and the lobbying of his friend, quarterback Michael Vick - the Eagles chose not to sign Burress. He said there was a "a lot of interest" from the Eagles last July, but apparently they didn't believe he was worth the $3 million the Jets eventually shelled out in a one-year deal.
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November 11, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ALBERT Haynesworth is excited about having an opportunity to rekindle his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 350-pound defensive tackle practiced with his new team for the first time yesterday, saying he's motivated to leave behind two-plus disappointing seasons with Washington and New England and prove he can still be a productive player. Haynesworth was released by the Patriots on Tuesday, claimed off waivers Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday against the Houston Texans.
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October 24, 2011 | Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Plaxico Burress had the breakout game the New York Jets have been waiting for. The veteran wide receiver caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score that was set up by another interception by Darrelle Revis, and the Jets stormed back in the second half to defeat the San Diego Chargers, 27-21, on Sunday. Leading by 21-17, the Chargers appeared to be driving for a possible game-sealing score when Philip Rivers threw to Vincent Jackson and the ball tipped off the receiver's hands and right to Revis, who returned the interception 64 yards to the Chargers 19. After a few runs by Shonn Greene and a defensive holding penalty - the Chargers' 11th penalty in the game - Mark Sanchez found Burress on a slant for a 3-yard touchdown to give the Jets (4-3)
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September 10, 2011 | By T.J. Furman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Green Bay Packers rookie Randall Cobb served notice on Thursday that reports of the demise of the kickoff return have been greatly exaggerated. In the third quarter of the Packers' season-opening, 42-34 win over the New Orleans Saints, Cobb tied an NFL record by returning a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown. The league moved kickoffs 5 yards closer to the opponents' end zone this season, and critics foretold of a bleak, desolate, apocalyptic world full of touchbacks and devoid of excitement.
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August 22, 2011 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
THE MASSIVE contract that Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald agreed to did not go unnoticed by Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, who is seeking a new contract. As word filtered out about Fitzgerald's deal, Jackson posted this message: "Congrats to my Big bro LarryFitzgerald!! Well deserved . . . Wideouts ballin!!" Fitzgerald's deal, announced Saturday night, is for 8 years and $120 million with $50 million guaranteed. The $15 million average would tie him for the fifth-highest salary in the league, with four quarterbacks topping the list.
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