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Plaxico Burress Released And Hurt As Much As Anyone By The NFL Lockout

Plaxico Burress needs to get on the field and resuming football-related activities as quickly as possible if he is going to make a comeback to the NFL. It's been a few years now that Burress has played in the NFL and he needs that time to get back into football shape and re-introduced to the daily grind that once made him a star NFL wide receiver.

From a organizational standpoint, signing Plaxico Burress does not have the same negative tone that a Michael Vick signing, or even a Donte Stallworth signing had in years' past. Plaxico served almost two years for shooting himself, while Dante Stallworth served 30-days for driving drunk and killing a man. What Burress did was stupid, no doubt, but in comparison to 'time-served' with these other cases, Burress deserves a second-chance as much any of them.

The longer the NFL lockout procedes the shorter that Burress has to get acclimated to the NFL again once he is finally signed. He's already facing some pretty stiff challenges in his return to the NFL and this lockout is not helping that cause. via espn.com

"I'd like to thank all my fans all around the world for the thousands of letters, for their unwavering support. As far as football is concerned, if and when everything gets settled, when they get back on the field, I'll be ready."

Plaxico has an opportunity to help an organization at some level with the skill-set that he still possesses. The one good thing about his career that came from being in prison is that his body wasn't exposed to the hits and beatings that occur to football players during the season. He's had two years to rest his body. He now must get that body back into shape and get it football-ready. Because whenever the lockout is lifted, he'll have to be ready to show NFL teams that he can still help their teams after his time away.