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Plaxico wants to be an Eagle

Plaxico Burress celebrates a reception against the New

Plaxico Burress celebrates a reception against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Dec. 24, 2011) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Plaxico Burress has a preferred destination.

The soon-to-be free agent wide receiver left little doubt in a radio interview Tuesday that he'd love to play for the Eagles.

"Nothing else would make me happier," Burress told Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Phanatic. "Obviously, coming to Philadelphia, instituting myself into that offense, it just adds a unique dynamic to what is already in place."

Burress caught 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns this past season with the Jets after inking a one-year, $3.07 million deal in August. The Jets aren't expected to bring Burress back for another season, but he indicated there's still a possibility he could return.

"As far as I understand, they just pretty much left the door open for me to make a decision to come back," said Burress, who also praised Rex Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum again just as he did in an interview with Newsday during Super Bowl week in Indianapolis. "I went up there and played just as well as I thought I would, and did some things a lot of people didn’t think I would do."

That's partly why Burress is salivating at a shot to play with Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, someone he knows very well since the two both hail from the Virginian Beach area.

"I just see myself in that offense, being out there on the edge," Burress said. "You talk about all the guys that are already in place in that offense. There are just so many options. ... We’ll see what happens."


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