Jets sign Burress to 1-year deal


Jets sign Burress to 1-year deal

By Phil Perry

Plaxico Burress is back in New York, but not with the Giants.

The Jets announced on Sunday morning that they had signed Burress to a 1-year, 3.017 million deal. The money is fully guaranteed, according to ESPN.

Burress has been out of football since 2009, when his season came to a screeching halt after he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a New York nightclub. After that incident he was arrested on gun charges and served a 20-month prison sentence.

Patriots fans remember Burress for when he helped the Giants beat New England in Super Bowl XLII. He caught the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Giants beat the Pats, 17-14, ruining New England's run at a perfect season.

The 6-foot-5 Burress gives the Jets a tall target and an effective red zone weapon to play alongside newly re-signed receiver Santonio Holmes.

The Jets decided not to re-sign receiver Braylon Edwards and had shown interest in picking up Randy Moss or Malcolm Floyd. But in the end, their choice was Burress.

And the Jets may not be done delving into the free agent market. It's been reported that former Ravens tight end Todd Heap visited the Jets on Saturday and was personally picked up at the airport by Rex Ryan.

Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'


Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room. 

"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."

Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.

During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday. 

As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.

PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial


PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court. 

After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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