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Jacobs: Plax in Indy, will be rooting for NYG

Giants receiver Plaxico Burress tries to elude Jets

Giants receiver Plaxico Burress tries to elude Jets cornerback David Barrett in the third quarter. (Oct. 7, 2007) Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

INDIANAPOLIS – Plaxico Burress has touched down in Indy and will be in attendance at the Super Bowl, said Brandon Jacobs.

The Giants running back said his good buddy already is in town and is working with the NFL on “some charity stuff" -- though he couldn't give any more specifics than that.

“Whatever it is, it’s good for him," Jacobs said. "It’s good for him to get out here and be able to see people and for people to see who he really is as well.”

During media day, Jacobs said Burress – who won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants back in 2007 against the Patriots – has been grossly under-utilized by the Jets and likely would be back with the Giants next season.

“How many receiving yards did he have last year?” Jacobs asked a reporter on Tuesday. “Eight or nine touchdowns. OK? That’s the magical stat, touchdowns at the end of the day. How many catches did he have?

“He’s a starting wide receiver. [Forty-five] catches? We’ve got three guys, four guys on the team that [almost have] that. “He’s a much better wide receiver than [45] catches, I’ll tell you that.”

Jacobs said today that he has no concrete proof Burress will be back with Big Blue next season, but he has a strong hunch.

“I think if he stays in the area, this is where he’d want to be. But I’m not sure. I’m just speaking from (my) thoughts,” he said. "It’s nothing he said to me to make me think that, but I think he will definitely be a Giant. But I gotta make sure I’m a Giant first before I speak about any of that.”

Although Burress sported green and white this past season under Rex Ryan, there’s no doubt where his loyalties lie, said the running back.

“Oh, no question, no question,” Jacobs said, when asked if his buddy will be rooting for his former team in the Super Bowl.

“He has no…,” he said, his voice trailing off. “Yes, he’ll be rooting for the Giants.” 

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