As you most likely know by now, Plaxico Burress was released from prison yesterday, ready to make a comeback in the NFL. And while the rumors are running rampant regarding his hat choice, the fact remains that he might actually be a solid fit for the Cleveland Browns.
Despite his age – he is 34 – it’s a move that actually kind of makes sense for the Browns. Their receiving corps is arguably the thinnest in the league, and a veteran like Burress, while maybe not the most ideal mentor, does have the experience to take some of the pressure off the team’s younger receivers. It certainly couldn’t hurt Colt McCoy’s development as an NFL passer, either.
On one hand, the Browns need a receiver with big-play potential, and Burress’ size and strength makes him just that. On the other hand, he’s not getting any younger and, in the end, could be a total flop in Cleveland. But he’ll likely come with a low-risk price tag, similar to that of Michael Vick when he was signed by Philadelphia.
What do you think?