Former Steelers, Giants and (soon-to-be) Jets receiver Plaxico Burress is hoping to continue his career in 2012, and he made his intentions quite clear in a radio interview this morning on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia.
Asked about becoming an Eagle, Burress said, "Nothing else would make me happier."
Now it remains to be seen if the Eagles feel the same way. Burress said there was interest on the Eagles' part last year before he signed a one-year, $3.017 million deal with the Jets. But it's uncertain whether Philly will come calling this year.
For starters, Burress is coming off a quiet season with the Jets after returning from a two-year hiatus following a prison sentence for illegal weapons possession. He had 45 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns, and had only three touchdowns in his final nine games. The Jets are not expected to bring him back in 2012.
The Eagles' biggest receiver issue revolves around DeSean Jackson, who is looking for a new contract. The Eagles may decide to place the franchise tag on Jackson as a way to keep in Philadelphia for at least one more season or arrange a trade of Jackson, who has expressed frustration at not having his deal re-worked.