Eagles won’t go after Burress; suitors likely the usual Cowboys, Bengals

April 5, 2009 by Zaki  
Filed under Eagles

A source close to the Eagles told PhillyGameday.com that the team will not pursue recently released wide receiver Plaxico Burress. In fact, the only two teams that haven’t violently rejected the notion of signing the troubled wideout are the NFL’s resident ‘Special Ed’ teams, the Cowboys and Bengals.

Burress is currently awaiting trial for shooting himself in the leg four months ago in a New York City Nightclub. The court case was recently adjourned while everyone decides whether to throw him in the stocks or just hand him the “Most Outrageous Way to End Your Promising Football Career and Screw Yourself Out of Millions’ award and be done with it — though, it may be Michael Vick’s trophy to lose.

The Eagles still remain interested in acquiring either Braylon Edwards or Anquan Boldin, but Burress was officially dropped from consideration after about six whole seconds of thought by head coach Andy Reid.

“I gave it some thought…I really did,” said Reid, referring to signing the former Super Bowl hero. “It was a tough one, but it didn’t take nearly as long as the eight seconds I actually thought about checking in with the treadmill now and then. Both might help the team out in the long-run…but right now, I just don’t see either goin’ down.”