June 20, 2013 |
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.
April 15, 2013 |
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.
November 21, 2012 |
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.
July 31, 2012 |
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.
February 29, 2012 |
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.
February 28, 2012 |
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.
November 11, 2011 |
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.
October 24, 2011 |
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)
September 10, 2011 |
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.
August 22, 2011 |
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.