New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Jets haven't called Plaxico Burress...at least not yet
Many of you have inquired about the Jets’ interest level in Plaxico Burress, the former Super Bowl champion who was brought to Florham Park as the team's deep-field threat in 2011.
But as of right now, the Jets have no interest in Burress, a source told Newsday.
With Dustin Keller and rookie Stephen Hill sidelined by hamstring injuries – and with no real timetable for Santonio Holmes’ return from an undisclosed foot injury – the Jets are in desperate need of some offense.
And, to some, Burress seems like an obvious pick-up.
During his brief tenure with the Jets, the 6-5 wideout had 45 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. Interesting note: his last seven touchdowns came in the red zone and five of his eight scores came in the fourth quarter.
Rex Ryan expressed confidence in the receivers that remain -- but he didn't rule out the possibility of seeking outside help.
"I think as an organization, we'll look at every possibility that's out there," the Jets coach said. "But I have confidence in the guys we have. I think Jeremy (Kerley), he looks terrific. I think that will help. I think (Clyde) Gates now, hopefully, he can step up a little bit. Hopefully, Stephen Hill’s hamstring's OK.
"There's some things here. I think if we're healthy, I feel good about our group. If we're not healthy, maybe that opens up some other things."