Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been talking to New York Giants officials about a possible return to the team, according to sources with ESPN.

Sources with the NY Post have also confirmed that Giants coach Tom Coughlin is indeed interested in talking to the embattled wide receiver.

Burress served a two year prison sentence for having an unregistered firearm go off in a New York nightclub that injured his thigh.  Burress was finally released in June of this year. 

It was previously assumed that the return of Burress to the Giants was out of the question, however Giants management has increasingly hinted at the possibility of his return in recent weeks. 

The Giants are in need of the services of the star wide receiver who caught the winning touchdown of the 2008 Super Bowl That year, the underdog Giants beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots in stunning fashion. 

Burress was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round in 2000, before signing as a free agent with the Giants in 2005. Burress has performed well for the team forming a great tandem with quarterback Eli Manning.   

The return of Burress would certainly spark controversy in the Giants fan base, some of whom would welcome the return of the star receiver, while others would not want the troubled receiver to come back to the team. 

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