was released from prison Monday morning after serving a 20-month sentence for handgun charges (for shooting himself in the leg at a New York City nightclub). The 33-year-old will attempt to return to the
after nearly three years away from football.
The Ravens have been mentioned as
. They could use another deep threat, and Burress was one of the league’s most dangerous red-zone receivers in his prime. Ravens coach
also said back in January that the team would “consider him.”
“I don’t know Plaxico Burress at all, I’ve never met him,
.” Harbaugh said, adding that the Ravens have discussions about most free agents. “We’d consider anybody. It just depends on where he’s at. I’d like to find out what kind of person he is, to see where he’s really at in his life.”
, who has salvaged his career after a long stint in prison for operating a dogfighting ring. But as I wrote on this blog a few months ago, Vick
Just because Vick was again able to play at a
level doesn’t mean Burress, who has hauled in 505 catches for 7,845 yards and 55 touchdowns in nine seasons, will be able to. At his age, a return to stardom seems unlikely,
-- and that’s if he is indeed a changed man,
. He did the prison time and deserves a chance to prove himself as a person and as a player, though.