Burress would love to play for Eagles

February 28, 2012

Plaxico Burress says the Jets want him back, but the veteran receiver has his eyes on a team further south.

In an interview with a Philadelphia radio station Tuesday, Burress made it clear he would love to play for the Eagles.

"Nothing else would make me happier," Burress told 97.5 The Fanatic. "Obviously, coming to Philadelphia and instituting myself to the offense it just adds a unique dynamic to what's already in place."

The 34-year-old free agent proved to be a reliable red zone target for the Jets with eight touchdowns. He finished the season with 45 catches for 612 yards, playing on a one-year, $3 million deal after spending two years in jail for possession of an unlicensed handgun.

Burress said he talks to Eagles quarterback Michael Vick "once or twice a week" and considers himself the missing piece for an Eagles team that went a disappointing 8-8, just like the Jets.

"You look at LeSean McCoy and what he did this year, an All-Pro year," Burress said. "Everybody knows what DeSean (Jackson) is capable of doing, being one of the most explosive big-play receivers in all of football. And Jeremy Maclin who is getting better and better.

"I just see myself in that offense being out on the edge ... there's just so many options. I always say you can neutralize speed, but you can't neutralize size. .... It's a unique dynamic especially with Mike at quarterback and being able to roll out and get to the edge and run the football in for touchdowns. So, we'll see what happens."

And Burress feels a connection with Vick, who is also from Virginia and spent time in prison for his part in a dog-fighting operation.

"Being able to play together, coming from what we've come from, I just think would be a special deal," Burress said. "I really believe he can bring a championship to Philadelphia and I would love to be a part of it."

Burress blamed his lack of production with the Jets on short preparation time because of the lockout, an ankle injury that limited him in training camp and the two and a half years he spent away from the game.