The New York Jets have signed Plaxico Burress to a one year deal for a little over 3 million dollars. At a minimum, Burress will provide an excellent red-zone target for Mark Sanchez and bring some needed size opposite Santonio Holmes. He doesn’t need to immediately provide the Jets 60-70 snaps a game with Jerricho Cotchery still on the roster but hopefully can get somewhere near his production a few years ago with the Giants.
There is a little risk involved on a one year contract, which is good because nobody knows how Burress will produce after sitting in jail for two years. Regardless, this is a nice pull for the Jets who needed some good free agent news after losing out to Nnamdi Asomugha.
The team is reporting to camp today in Florham Park but won’t be on the field until tomorrow. They are still in pursuit of Antonio Cromartie who is deciding between the Jets and the Oakland Raiders. Also they are aggressively going after former Ravens tight end Todd Heap.