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Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress is set to be released from jail on Monday, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
On May 31, Rosenhaus tweeted, “I’m excited about Plax’s release Monday. He’ll be a highly sought after free agent once the lockout is over. He’s in great shape & healthy.”
Considering Burress was incarcerated in 2009 after he received a weapons conviction for shooting himself in the leg at a New York City nightclub during the 2008 campaign, it remains to be seen just how hot of a commodity the wideout will be.
Other than the character concerns surrounding Burress, analysts question how quickly he can return to form considering his age (turns 34 in August) and the fact he will have sat out of football for 33 months by the time season starts (if it starts on time).
But, there is no denying Burress’ successful past and his potential to impact a team. At 6-foot-5, 232 pounds, he boasts elite size. And, Burress’ 1,000-yard, 12-touchdown season in 2007 was a big reason the Giants went to and won Super Bowl XLII.
Through nine seasons, Burress averaged 871.6 yards per season and owns 55 career touchdowns.
While the Ravens have bolstered their receiving corps through the NFL Draft, do you think they should still pursue Burress?
The Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and the New York Jets have all been linked to Burress.
The New York Daily News reported that the Ravens, Steelers, Chargers and Falcons “could also be interested.”
We’ll pose the question to you. Should the Ravens sign pursue Plaxico when free agency begins?