I know the Plaxico Burress talk is getting a little old, but news is pretty thin these days with the lockout going on, Plax got out of jail today, so obviously discussions about where he will end up have been ramped up. While the Philadelphia Eagles continue to be the odds-on favories to land the former Giants wide receiver, the Rams are still being mentioned in the same sentence. In fact, a Rams player said today on Sirius Radio that he “really wants” Plaxico to join he Rams this season. That player is none other than Burress’ former Giants teammate Fred Robbins. I think you probably could have guessed that one of the many former Giants on this roster would be the guy to call for Plax, but considering that he wasn’t necessarily the greatest teammate in the world, I guess it says something about how good Robbins thinks Plax is.
I’ve already said my piece on Plax, but let me be clear that I think he still has somthing left. I actually think he would be a nice fit here as that security blanket for Sam Bradford like he was for Eli Manning. The thing is, we have a pretty long list of receivers on this roster already, and I don’t know whose roster spot I would be willing to take away. I mean, Donnie Avery, Danny Amendola, Danario Alexander, Mark Clayton, Austin Pettis and Greg Salas already make six, and that’s not even counting Brandon Gibson, Laurent Robinson, Dom Curry and, just for argument sake, Mardy Gilyard. Throw into that mix our large group of tight ends, and I just don’t know where he fits.
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