Plaxico Burress, Jets Agree To One-Year Deal

It sure did not take long for him to get a gig. I wonder what the yardstick is for signing parolees. I remember Michael Vick had to jump through all kinds of hoops and circles to be considered worthy to play in the league again. I guess dog fighting and carrying a concealed weapon, shooting yourself in the leg and lying about it to the authorities are two separate issues. Let's hope he has learned his lesson.

Plaxico Burress is back in the Big Apple – with the New York Jets.

The former Super Bowl star with the Giants, recently released from prison after serving 20 months on a gun charge, reached an agreement in principle Sunday on a one-year deal with the Jets, the team said.

Burress, who turns 34 on Aug. 12, caught the game-winning touchdown in the Giants' upset of the unbeaten New England Patriots in the 2008 Super Bowl, before his career derailed after he accidentally shot himself in a New York nightclub later that year.

His second chance at the NFL comes with a team that was interested in him a few years ago before he went to prison. Now, he'll likely join the recently re-signed Santonio Holmes as Mark Sanchez's top receivers.

Burress wrote on his Twitter page: "East Coast here I come!" Sanchez retweeted his new receiver and added: "Paperwork in hand??? Haha welcome to the squad."

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