Report: NFL Set to Reinstate Plaxico Burress

Report: NFL Set to Reinstate Plaxico Burress

The ex-New York Giants receiver has been on the reserve/suspended list after serving nearly two years in prison for gun-related incident.

Published July 29, 2011

Plaxico Burress is a free man, and now it appears he is also free to play in the NFL again after sources confirmed reports that Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated the ex-New York Giants receiver.


Burress, who spent nearly two years in prison due to a gun-possession charge in New York City, had been placed on the reserve/suspended list by Goodell. But now he is free to sign with any team he wants after 6 p.m. Friday ET.


There are expected to be many suitors for his services, including his former Giants team. In fact, reports have Burress meeting with head coach Tom Couglin on Friday. A meeting is also believed to be set between Burress and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.


The 6-foot-5, 230 pound receiver has also expressed interest in playing with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets. Either way, the Plaxico tour should be real interesting.


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Written by Terrance Harris


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