Jets sign Burress, lose Asomugha to Philly

The Jets announced that they had reached an agreement in principle with wide receiver Plaxico Burress early on Sunday. The 1 year, $3.017 million dollar deal is all guaranteed.

With this deal, it's looking less likely than ever that Braylon Edwards will remain with the Jets. Burress comes much cheaper than Edwards would have, and is looking for redemption after spending two years in prison for firing an unlicensed gun in a Manhattan club. The only one he shot was himself.

Burress spent five years with the Steelers and four with the Giants, helping the Giants to win Super Bowl XLII against the Patriots.

Originally, it looked as though the Giants were going to re-sign Burress, but it seems Burress was never serious about signing with them. After being released from prison, he said a lot of unflattering things about Giants headcoach Tom Coughlin, but the Giants, Coughilin, and Burress met Friday in New Jersey. Now, it's obvious Burress was using the Giants as leverage to get a deal from a team and a coach he didn't dislike.

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+ Earlier this week the Jets were considered among the front runners to land cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, but Asomugha signed a 5 year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday. This makes re-signing Antonio Cromartie more likely, if his ego is okay with being the Jets' consolation prize. Before Asomugha signed in Philly, the Jets cleared cap space by releasing backup quarterback Mark Brunell, and it was reported they were asking guard Brandon Moore, runningback LaDainian Tomlinson, and linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace to restructure their contracts in the event that Asomugha signed with New York.

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