Plaxico to the Bears…in 2011?
Well, you can officially cross Plaxico Burress off your wish list until at least 2011 Bears fans. The Giants will be heading to Soldier Field this weekend for a preseason game, but the former Giants wide receiver will not be making the trip. He accepted a plea deal to spend 2 years in jail for shooting himself in the leg in a NY club. So unless Jerry Angelo sends him a giant pin-up girl poster and a rock hammer a la Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, Plax is out of football for the next 2 seasons. At age 32, this could be the end of his career.
If the Bears are still considering adding a veteran receiver, Tony Dungy has put in his endorsement for Marvin Harrison. The former Colts receiver is still out on the street looking for work. Who says the recession hasn’t affected the NFL?
The only other receiver out there that would even raise an eyebrow for me would be Matt Jones. The 6-6, 218 lb. receiver caught 65 balls in just 12 games for the Jaguars in 2008. For the record, that was more than any Bear, including Matt Forte, Greg Olsen or Devin Hester, hauled in last year. Aside from some cocaine charges, what’s wrong with the guy?
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