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Jets haven't called Plaxico Burress...at least not yet

Plaxico Burress looks on during a game against

Plaxico Burress looks on during a game against the Bills at MetLife Stadium. (Nov. 27, 2011) Credit: Jim McIsaac

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."

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