Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress is headed to New England to work out for the AFC Champion Patriots according to ESPN NFL analyst Adam Schefter. Interestingly Plaxico Burress caught the game winning touchdown against the undefeated Patriots in Superbowl XLII.
The Patriots are no strangers to bringing in disgruntled, or trouble causing wide receivers. They brought in Randy Moss who went on to have one of the best NFL seasons ever for a wide receiver including an NFL record 23 touchdown receptions.
After Moss the Patriots brought in the notorious trouble maker and over celebrator Chad Ochocinco. But Ochocinco had a less spectacular season than Moss and was almost a non factor in his time with the Patriots.
Plaxico Burress is looking to return to “dominant wide receiver” status again, despite being 34 years old. The New England Patriots already have a lot of pass catchers in Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and two young talented tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.
“[F]or me to go out and do some of the things I was able to do last year, being away from the game for two years, I kind of thought that was enough to set myself up leading up to this year, to have an even better year,” Burress said. “The crazy thing about it is nobody’s even see me or seen the kind of shape that I’m in. I just want to get out on the football field and get back to dominating my position and everybody’s just going to go, ‘Wow.’”
Plaxico is a big factor in the red zone offense but with Gronkowski that isn’t necessarily a need for the New England Patriots.
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