Michael Vick has proven that NFL players can come out of prison and light up the field. Plaxico Burress will be released from prison on June 6th, 2011 and according to Drew Rosenhaus the former NFL receiver is ready to get back to work. Burress will ostensibly be a free agent as the Giants parted ways with him after he shot himself in the leg at a nightclub in NYC.
Should the Chiefs consider going after Plaxico Burress? Chiefs fans will most likely argue that he would be a problem in the locker room, a distraction etc. and that would definitely be something that those of us within the Chiefs organization should look into and consider. But you do have to look at Michael Vick's recent run of success and think about how many teams wish they had him now. It seems that prison may indeed soothe the savage beast and actually make a player more responsible and structured.
No one can deny that Eli and the Giants were absolutely devastated by the loss of Burress, as they were barely a blip on the radar screen this year. Had it not been for their outstanding defense, the Giants would have gone 4-12 easily. When Burress was on the field he was a constant threat on every down and was impossible to cover in the endzone. He reminds me of Superbowl Champion Wide Out Andre Rison when he was in his prime - the guy simply caught EVERY ball thrown to him - period. Burress is big, imposing, and would make a great compliment to Bowe.