The Oakland Raiders could benefit from adding a veteran wide receiver during the upcoming free agency period. One name that is being linked to Raider Nation is the recently free Plaxico Burress. The staff at Pro Football Weekly passed along a rumor they’ve been hearing today to link Burress with the Raiders.
Expect the Raiders to be one of the teams in the Plaxico Burress derby. The team needs a veteran wide receiver, especially one with size. There are questions about how much the club can offer the former Giants star who was in jail the past two years, but if they can fit him under the cap, Oakland could make Burress one of their top free-agent targets.
The move does make a lot of sense. The Oakland Raiders are not afraid to take on a controversial player, so the fan base would be more than willing to welcome Burress — especially if he could contribute on the field. In his last full season, Burress put up 1,025 yards and 12 touchdown grabs on 70 receptions.
While his production dropped in a shortened season in 2008, Burress can still help a team and will not demand a big contract. He is well worth the risk.