Burress Talks About Joining the Texans in 2011


Plaxico Burress is still without a team as he and the rest of the nation awaits the end of the lockout. There’s options for Burress, as he is going to be somewhere in 2011, and it won’t be with the Giants, his former team. Burress was on NFL Network Thursday, and spoke about three teams that could eventually sign the wide receiver – the Jets, Texans and Eagles.

“(Jets owner) Woody Johnson has been doing a great job running that organization,” said Burress, wearing a pinstriped suit and lilac tie as he tries to rehabilitate his image. “(Coach) Rex Ryan definitely has that team going in the right direction. They’re definitely right on the cusp of, I think, going to a Super Bowl and eventually wining it.”

As for the Texans, he said: “When you say Houston, all I can say is ‘Wow.’ That’s all I can say, because I give respect where respect is due. And I believe Andre Johnson is the best wide receiver in football. … The way he’s playing down in Houston, they’re getting everything going in the right direction. Matt Schaub has really taken off as an elite quarterback. I think Arian Foster is one of the top-five running backs in this league. I think that team is bound for the playoffs this year and looking forward to great things.”

Then during a call-in interview with Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic, Burress gushed about the Eagles .

“It’s definitely attractive,” he said. “I’m not going to sit here and say it’s not. I mean I just look at the pieces to the puzzle that’s already in place, and if I can just go out there and fill that void and just be that extra playmaker and go out and have a presence, have an impact, ya know make the guys better around me, it’s a great opportunity. I mean you don’t get this opportunity too many times in sports and in life to be able to go out and be a part of a group that’s already elite. And if I can just go out and just have a presence, make some plays and do what I love to do, man I think it could be really special.”


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