Friday, January 21, 2011

Ravens don’t rule out adding Plaxico Burress

A disappointing receiving corps might prompt the Baltimore Ravens to explore taking a risk.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said today that he wouldn't rule out taking a look at incarcerated former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who's scheduled to be released from a New York prison in June.

"Sure, yeah," Harbaugh said at the Ravens' training complex when asked if he would consider signing Burress. "I don’t know Plaxico Burress at all. I’ve never met him, but we’d consider him.

"We’d consider anybody. It would just depend on where he’s at. I’d like to find out what kind of a person he is and see where he’s really at in his life.”

Burress is serving a two-year prison term for a conviction for carrying an unregistered handgun into a Manhattan nightclub, running afoul of the strict New York gun laws.

Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg and was charged with gun crimes.

With the Giants, Burress caught 209 passes for 3,227 yards and 29 touchdowns.

The 33-year-old also hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass from Eli Manning in the Giants' Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.

The former Michigan State standout has caught 505 career passes for 7,845 yards and 55 touchdowns.

Burress would upgrade the Ravens' size at wide receiver. The 6-foot-5, 232-pounder has been an excellent red-zone target and deep threat.

Author: The National Football Post

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