Plaxico Burress is set to be released from from prison after nearly two years and will be looking for a job in the NFL. This is a situation Michael Vick knows a thing or two about. Vick himself has resurrected his career after his own stint in prison and has become close to Burress in the time he's spent inside.
Recent reports out of New York have suggested that the Eagles could be one of the teams interested in Burress this summer when he's released from prison. Speaking to WIP this week, Michael Vick says that it's a move he would endorse.
"Absolutely it would be a great addition for our team. I think with the guys we have now I think we can fit him in and make it work. Obviously the ultimate goal at the end of the day is to put that ring on your finger at the end of the year. I think certainly Plaxico is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder the same way I did and he'll go out and help this football team to whatever capacity he can. I think the guys would be willing to embrace him and bring him in. If that happens? Who knows? We talking about "what ifs" now? It would certainly be a good thing."
To be fair, Michael Vick is never going to say a team shouldn't sign a guy in the position Burress is in. Obviously Vick has benefited tremendously from the second shot he's been given and would like to see others given the same chance.
Still, would the soon to be 34 year old Burress actually be a fit with the Eagles. We examined that very question over on Bleeding Green Nation this afternoon. Suffice to say, I'm pretty skeptical about the impact Burress could make.