The Bears’ reported interest in free-agent WR Plaxico Burress has the approval of the team’s players.
Devin Hester, likely one of the players who would be most affected by a Burress signing, was one of many Bears who appeared ready to welcome the former Giant with open arms, the Chicago Sun-Times reports:
”I feel pretty comfortable with what we have here right now,” Hester said. ”If we added Plaxico Burress, that’s only going to build confidence even more. Why wouldn’t he help us?”
As for Burress’ history of disciplinary problems, Bears players seemed confident that he would fall in line behind the team’s veteran leadership, according to the Sun-Times:
”I have played here all my career so I don’t know the standard anywhere else but the standard here is set and it’s not going to change for anybody,” defensive end Alex Brown said. ”If he comes here, then he’ll have to do what we do and live up to those standards. Plax, hey, who wouldn’t want that guy on their team? He’s a great player.”
The Bears are believed to be one of three teams to have contacted Drew Rosenhaus, Burress’ agent, to inquire about the wideout’s services. On Wednesday, Bears general manager Jerry Angelo didn’t rule out the possibility of acquiring Burress.