Plax Gets the Ax

Apr 3, 2009

Photo courtesy of Icon SMI

The Giants have parted ways with their star Wide Receiver Plaxico Burress.  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you know the circumstances.  Plaxico faces gun charges following an incident where he shot himself in the leg at a NYC club.
Prior to the incident Plax really only got in trouble for showing up late for meetings and such. He faces over three years if convicted, but his case got bumped back to June.  He’ll likely work out some sort of plea arrangement.  Once the legal matters get sorted out, Plax will get a call from Roger Goodell’s office and find out how long his NFL punishment is going to be. 

The Giants decided that they didn’t need that distraction.  Plaxico had a decent run with Giants catching 244 passes for 3681 yards and 33 TDs.  He was particularly impressive in the 2007 campaign as various injuries kept him from practicing, yet he produced a career high 12 TD receptions.  He was instrumental in ruining the New England Patriots’ perfect season by catching the game-winning pass.

Plax will turn 32 this summer.  If he avoids jail time, he still will have some fantasy value depending, of course, on the length of his suspension.  If he is forced to go to prison for even a year, you can almost say goodbye to his fantasy relevance.  He’d be 33, facing a suspension, and in search of a new team.  Stay tuned to see how this plays out.

. .

8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun
    April 3rd, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    I guess this says 2 things:

    1. They like Manningham, Smith, Moss, Dixon

    2. They’ll be drafting a WR in the 1st round

  2. LestersLegends
    April 3rd, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    Agree. One of those WRs will have to step up.

  3. CK0712
    April 4th, 2009 at 4:39 am #

    they want Braylon.

  4. LestersLegends
    April 4th, 2009 at 6:50 am #

    mr. dropsy

  5. Rotoprofessor
    April 4th, 2009 at 9:16 am #

    I have a feeling they’ll end up with a WR in the draft, though there were rumors of Tony Gonzalez last season. I know he’s not a WR, but he would change the way defenses had to scheme against them and could allow Hixon and others more one-on-one match-ups on the outside.

  6. LestersLegends
    April 4th, 2009 at 9:35 am #

    I think draft is prob the way to go. Gonzo is a legend and I’m not sure he gets moved.

  7. CK0712
    April 4th, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    i could careless either way, just stating what i’ve heard here at work :) i’m not a giants fan at all.

  8. LestersLegends
    April 4th, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    I hear ya

Leave a Comment

Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties