Plaxico Burress was released from prison Monday morning after spending almost two years there for an incident that happened in November of 2008. He was sent to prison in September of 2009 for accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a New York nightclub when the gun that he was concealing in his waistband went off. Burress was released and soon joined family and friends and a whole lot of reporters on Monday morning. via espn.com
"It's a beautiful day. It's a beautiful day to be reunited with my family. I want to go home and spend some quality time with them.
Now that the 6'5 wide receiver, who's best known for his touchdown-winning catch against the New England Patriots in the Superbowl is available, Burress and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, try and look for that team that is willing to take a chance on a player that is 33-years old and hasn't played football in a few years. Rosenhaus seems to think it won't be difficult to find a team that will want to take a chance on Burress. via espn.com
"Plaxico is going to be a top free agent, there are going to be multiple teams interested in signing him. I expect him to get a good contract, I expect him to absolutely be playing. I think he'll be coveted. He'll be one of our top free agents."
Could the Kansas City Chiefs be one of the teams that covets Burress? Probably not. The Chiefs just drafted Jonathan Baldwin, who himself is a 6'5 receiver that has a lot of the same traits that Burress would bring to the Chiefs. If the Chiefs do go after a free agent wide receiver, it will most likely be a slot receiver, like Santana Moss from the Washington Redskins. Burress may get a chance somewhere like St. Louis, but it'll be a gamble for that team and there is no reason to believe that his contract would be anything more than the minimum. Maybe if he was 28-years old it would be a different story, but he is past his prime and has an uphill climb to get back to a shell of what he was before he went to prison.