Plaxico Burress, the wide receiver who caught the winning touchdown for the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII in 2007, will be released from the Oneida Correctional Facility, in upstate New York, on June 6. Several teams are rumored to have interest in the 33-year-old football player, including the New York Jets.
Burress, who was incarcerated for possession of an illegal weapon after he shot himself in the right thigh with a Glock handgun outside a Manhattan nightclub in 2008, earned an early release for good behavior. His sentence was to run through August.
The St. Louis Rams and the Washington Redskins are also rumored to want Burress, with the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys also mentioned in some reports. Burress has reportedly kept in good physical condition while in prison, running sprints and lifting weights daily.
The Jets could use some help at the receiver position, with the futures of Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes both uncertain in New York. A return to the Giants is less likely, with Giants ownership staying mum on the subject, and Coach Tom Coughlin dismissing the notion while leaving the door slightly ajar.