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Plaxico Burress hugs former NFL coach Tony Dungy

Plaxico Burress hugs former NFL coach Tony Dungy on Monday, June 13, 2011 at the headquarters of the National Urban League in New York City, New York. Burress, making his first public appearance since his release from prison, pledged to support an initiative to prevent gun violence. (David Bergeland/The Record/MCT) Credit: MCT/DAVID BERGELAND

Turns out Plaxico Burress is going to continue his career in New York after all. Except it won't be with the Giants.

Burress has agreed to play for the Jets, coming to terms on a one-year deal that ESPN reports is worth $3 million.

Burress was apparently bound for the West Coast, on his way to a meeting with the 49ers sometime today, when the Jets reportedly stepped up with their offer. He was probably also going to meet with the Jets in the next day or so -- it wasn't supposed to be Sunday -- to gauge the situation. That, of course, isn't necessary now.

Burress, who turns 34 in August, had visited the Giants on Friday and spent time in Pittsburgh around his old teammates yesterday. Although it had been widely assumed it was down either the Giants or Steelers for Burress' services, the Jets were also interested in bringing Burress on board.

After his day with the Steelers, Burress told the Newark Star-Ledger that he was intrigued by the possibility of playing for Rex Ryan.

"I know they have a good team and everybody knows Rex [Ryan], so . . . ," Burress told the paper Saturday evening. "I think he's great. He stands behind his players, I think his players have a lot of respect for him and they play hard for him . . . He's a great coach, great personality. He seems like he's always upbeat."

He'll find out for himself soon enough.

Burress' arrival means the Jets have truly bid goodbye to free agent wideout Braylon Edwards, who tweeted last week that he wanted to return to the Jets but didn't think the feeling was mutual with management. They now have a receiving corps that now features Burress, Santonio Holmes and Jerricho Cotchery.

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