The Ravens will get another opportunity to overhaul their receiving corps this offseason, and former Giants wide receiver
Burress hasn't played in an
But before the gun incident, Burress was a very good wide receiver, hauling in 70 passes for 1,025 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2007. That season was capped off with Burress catching the game-winning touchdown pass from
Burress was big, strong and physical with good hands then, and was one of the league's top wideouts when he wanted to be. That's why some teams will be willing to kick the tires on Burress to see what he has left in the tank, especially after
Hopefully, the Ravens won't be one of them.
The Ravens don't need to add his character issues to the locker room or another big ego to the offensive huddle. And it's hard to imagine him making worthwhile contributions between the white lines in his first season back, even though agent Drew Rosenhaus is predictably insisting that Burress is in great shape. What Vick was able to do this past season after spending 19 months of prison was an anomaly. Dude is a freak.