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clevestinks 03-10-2005 01:53 PM

Burress not wanted
 
East Rutherford, NJ - After meeting with free agent Plaxico Burress, the Giants have decided not to pursue the wide receiver.

?The New York Giants are no longer interested in free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress and have withdrawn their offer,? general manager Ernie Accorsi said.

Burress, who played his first five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, arrived at Giants Stadium late Wednesday afternoon. He had dinner with members of the team?s coaching staff and front office in Manhattan last night, and returned to the Giants offices this morning. A determination was then made by the team?s decision-makers to go in another direction.

Just got this from nfl.com . running out of options

HinesWard4Life8682 03-10-2005 02:49 PM

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yeah heres the site if anybody is intrested in reading

http://giants.com/news/eisen/story.asp?story_id=5952

BlitzburghRockCity 03-10-2005 03:02 PM

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I also posted this up in the Plax thread here on SF...

Steelersfan 03-10-2005 10:48 PM

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This is a quote I got from CBS Sportsline.

Quote:

We said it last week and we'll say it again. Why some team hasn't signed free-agent receiver Plaxico Burress is mind-boggling. Burress did visit with the Giants this week, but the team said Thursday it will not sign him. There is talk, coming from his agent, that Burress might sign a one-year deal and then try free-agency again next year. That might not be a bad thing, particularly since there's word going through the league that the Steelers aren't exactly giving him high praise as he goes out the door. Burress is known as a moody, emotional player, but he isn't a bad guy. Where can you get a 6-6 receiver who averaged a league-high 19.9 yards per catch a year ago? The fact he isn't signed surprises some league personnel men as well. "He's big, he can go low to catch passes and he can make the deep ball a threat," said one NFC personnel director. "I don't know why he isn't signed. It has to be something the Steelers are telling people." If his price comes down next week, look for the Jaguars to possibly get involved. He's a good friend of Jaguars running back Fred Taylor.
Any ideas what the Steelers may be saying about him?

BlitzburghRockCity 03-10-2005 10:54 PM

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The truth...that he's an underachiever, that he's got all the physical tools in the world, but doesnt live up to expectations... that he'll make a spectacular catch, and follow it up with a dropped ball right into his hands.

But Ben likes him,and he draws alot of double coverage, which helps out Ward and El ALOT ! Still though double coverage or not, u gotta come up with the balls when they are thrown to you.

Steelersfan 03-10-2005 10:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity
The truth...that he's an underachiever, that he's got all the physical tools in the world, but doesnt live up to expectations... that he'll make a spectacular catch, and follow it up with a dropped ball right into his hands.

But Ben likes him,and he draws alot of double coverage, which helps out Ward and El ALOT ! Still though double coverage or not, u gotta come up with the balls when they are thrown to you.

I was thinking his attitude and basically what you said is part of that (expectations). Kinda makes you wonder if he will sign back with the Steelers for that one year though and try and make a run at the SB and pad his stats a little more than last year.

ironcitychef 03-10-2005 11:47 PM

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I don't want to paint Burress as a bad seed, because I think he's alright. He is what he is. I think he just doesn't go all out on every play. If you want top money($10 million signing bonus) you have to show you will earn it on every play. I remember Ward cutting across the field, then almost running up a player to get in the end zone angainst PHI. Or Troy going towards every opening against CIN returning an int. That is the deal. Plax has a number he wants. NYG gave one offer then increased it. Plax said no. All other clubs got the signal that he wont negotiate. Plain and simple.

JerseySTEEL 03-10-2005 11:49 PM

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it wa sgreat know i hope he gets a 1 year deal somewere and suck ass so he cant get paid big bucks >:)

Steelersfan 03-11-2005 01:06 AM

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He is a #2 reciever but wants to get paid as a #1. That's too bad cause I thought the Giants offered him more than he should have got. He has had one great year and a couple of good years and he thinks he deserves a $10 million plus signing bonus?

JerseySTEEL 03-11-2005 06:09 AM

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ya hes a good num 2 but not a num1, he doenst have the speed nor the hands.


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