The Jets were deciding on whether to re-sign Braylon Edwards, or even Randy Moss with their cap room. We now know which receiver they have selected. The New York Jets have stayed local, agreeing with the former Giants Super-Bowl star Plaxico Burress on a one-year contract, announced by the Jets on Sunday.
Burress’ deal is worth 3.017 million dollars for one year with all of it guaranteed, as reported by ESPN.
The Jets, having shown interest in Burress two years ago before he served a 20-month prison sentence on gun charges, advanced their pursuit of the wide out Friday, the same day that Burress visited the Giants to discuss the possibility of playing there once again. On Saturday, he visited the Pittsburg Steelers, his rookie team, where he stated that the 49ers and Jets were both heavily interested in his sevices, and today has announced his signing to New York.
On the other side of Burress will be the recently signed, former Steelers’ Super Bowl MVP, Santonio Holmes. The Jets re-signed Holmes to a five-year, $50 million contract and decided to let WR Braylon Edwards, who wouldn’t lower his contract asking price, leave New York.
With this move, the Jets look to not need another receiver, and with the cap room they have made, there is no telling what their next transaction, if any, could possibly be.
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