Jets Rumors & News
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1130New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is on record saying he would support the franchise if they signed former Giants WR Plaxico Burress. Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum contacted  his agent Drew Rosenhaus before the NFL draft to inquire about Plax’s legal situation. The GM was performing a tactic called “due diligence”. Head Coach Rex Ryan also said he is waiting to see what happens with the legal matter regarding the receivers availability. No other NFL team has come out with public interest about Burress.

Burress is a controversial figure with character concerns but is a very talented. The Jets tried to trade up for Florida WR Percy Harvin during the NFL Draft but were unsuccessful. Harvin, is another player with character issues who failed a drug test at the NFL Combine in February. The team is relying on their current receivers on the roster after never finding a replacement for WR Lavaranues Coles. The top of the Jets WR depth chart is David Clowney and Brad Smith,they caught a combined 13 passes last season. Plaxico caught 11 passes in NFC Championship game against the Packers in 07.

From 2005-2007 Plax has averaged 70 catches for 1079 yards and 10 TDs per season for the Giants. If the 32-year old avoids jail the time the Jets need to sign him. If rookie QB Mark Sanchez starts Week 1 he needs another target to stretch the field. Plax is 6″5″ and is a very difficult cover for opposing secondaries. However, in the meantime his legal matter has not yet been resolved. His lawyers are trying to negotiate a deal that would result in limited jail time  or avoid prison for felony weapons charges.

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