ROME, N.Y.—Plaxico Burress was released from Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y.
on Monday morning after serving a prison term of nearly two years on gun
Burress, 33, last played in the NFL in 2008 but said he will begin
immediate training with a return to the league in mind.
"I wouldn't rule out any team, I wouldn't rule out the Giants, I wouldn't
rule out any club," agent Drew Rosenhaus told reporters outside the correctional
facility. "I really won't talk about specific teams because I don't want to hurt
his position. As far as the Giants, my personal opinion is he wouldn't rule them
out. I certainly wouldn't.
"We are going to be open to all 32 teams," Rosenhaus added. "Ultimately
this will be Plax's decision, not mine. I am here to help him pick the best spot
and get the very best contract. And that is what we will do."
The Philadelphia Eagles have been mentioned as a team that might consider
Burress, but mostly that conclusion seems to be hatched from the team's
willingness to gamble on Michael Vick upon his release from prison.
Former teammates, including several New York Giants, sounded off on
Burress' place in the NFL. Retired defensive end Michael Strahan said the Giants
should take him back in a second. Offensive lineman David Diehl and running back