CBS Sports is reporting, via Howard Eskin, that Plaxico Burress "badly" wants to play for the Eagles next season.
Of course, it's always exciting when a player wants to join the hometown team, so at first I was excited.
Then I remembered that Burress isn't a linebacker. Or a safety. Or a defensive coordinator. And this is just a guess, but they probably won't put him in charge of clock management, either.
No, Burress is just a 34-year old receiver who caught 45 balls last season, cracking 60 yards in a game just three times.
He's not better than Maclin or Avant, and he's probably not even better than Riley Cooper, who had 240 yards receiving in his three starts last year. And he's significantly older than all three.
So color me skeptical, but I'll take a big fat pass on Burress this offseason. That money would be better spent resigning DeSean Jackson, or filling any other of the myriad holes on the Eagles' roster.
Or maybe--just maybe--on bringing Peyton Manning into the fold.