NFL Rumors: Despite Reports, Philadelphia Eagles Still Interested In Plaxico Burress
The Philadelphia Eagles, despite reports, are still interested in WR Plaxico Burress. The Eagles know the team needs a large body complement to wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. Furthermore, the barely 6’0″ Michael Vick needs an enhanced red-zone threat. Head coach Andy Reid knows that Plaxico Burress represents a target that will go over the middle and, more importantly, be a touchdown comodity. Reportedly, over the summer, Burress has said (WCAU, 610 WIP and 97.5 The Fanatic) he is a perfect fit for Reid’s system.
Most NFL insiders know that Burress will not command a big money contract. Burress is attainable at a mid-level figure. Last year, the 34-year-old gained 612 yards on 45 receptions with eight touchdowns. That is great production for a guy who missed two NFL seasons due to being incarcerated.
Plaxico is listed at 6’5 232 pounds. Burress would provide Michael Vick an excellent red-zone target. Fielding the trio of DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Plaxico Burress would give opposing defenses a fit.
Adding Burress to quarterback Micheal Vick’s arsenal, along with a cohesive offensive line, will dramatically increase the red-zone efficiency.
Burress will only be better in his second season away from the game. As many Eagles’ fans regretfully know, Plaxico loves playing at Lincoln Financial Field. Burress has caught five career touchdown passes at The Linc. The addition of Burress can only enhance the offense. Vick should and will be, lobbying forBurress. After-all, the Eagles are striving to be a dynasty, right?