by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
Ironically enough, Plaxico Burress is looking for new shots in his NFL career — this time, the good kind — with the Miami Dolphins. The former receiver for the Giants and Steelers has not been on the field since his 2008 incarceration. He served almost two years behind bars for gun charges after he accidently shot himself in the right thigh at a New York nightclub. Having gotten out of jail just last month, it is apparent that Burress thinks playing with the Dolphins could be a good opportunity for him as he starts his post-prison life. NBC News reports:
“Free agent receiver Plaxico Burress went on record this week to say he would love to suit up for the Dolphins in 2011, even though the team has shown no signs of interest in him. The former Giant and Steelers WR told WQAM’s Sid Rosenberg Monday that he and the Dolphins’ Brandon Marshall ‘would be the best duo in football,’ if only the Dolphins would sign him.”
Burress, himself, has acknowledged that it does not look like his current dream team is interested in him. He even has help from Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald in recognizing this reality. Last month, Salguero tweeted, “Dolphins source tells me Dolphins are ‘absolutely not’ interested in Plaxico Burress.” According to NBC News, “the team (Miami) already appears to have its receiving corps set with rookie draftee Edmond Gates joining Marshall, Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, and Roberto Wallace.”
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