Plaxico Burress signs with Jets

The Plaxico Burress sweepstakes are over. The 33 year old wideout has signed a one year deal with the New York Jets. The deal is worth $3.017 million, fully guaranteed, according to ESPN.com. Burress was en route to San Francisco this morning for a visit. The Eagles, Steelers were also among the serious suitors
Updated: According to a source close to the situation, the Steelers were not given an opportunity to match or come close to the Jets offer.
Burress top choices were the Philadelphia Eagles who were in serious talks as of late last night and the New York Jets who beat the Eagles to punch, landing Burress early this morning.
Burress was drawn to Pittsburgh but financials wasn’t the only factor in opting not to return to the Steel City. Burress was courted by the Steelers as just another piece to the puzzel while the Jets sold him on being the player who could take them over the top. That had a big impact in the process, not mention a guarantee to be the No. 2 receiver, something that wasn’t going to happen in Pittsburgh.

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