As word came out that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has initiated a review of the felony weapons charge against Plaxico Burress, agent Drew Rosenhaus announced on his Twitter page that five teams are interested in the former Giants wide receiver, despite the possibility of a suspension.
“There are now 5 teams interested in Plaxico,” Rosenhaus wrote. “I expect more teams to enter the mix over the next few weeks as well.”
Earlier this month, The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a fourth team had entered the Burress sweepstakes, joining the Bears, Buccaneers and Jets. The other two teams reportedly interested in Burress aren’t known, and Rosenhaus won’t reveal them.
Bears players told the Sun-Times that they would welcome Burress, and Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum admitted that the team called Rosenhaus to inquire about the receiver before the April draft.
Rosenhaus told NFL.com’s Steve Wyche two weeks ago that he didn’t believe a suspension of Burress was warranted, but that decision now rests with Goodell. Burress faces prison time for possessing an unlicensed handgun, which accidentally went off and shot him in the leg inside a New York nightclub last fall.
The Giants suspended Burress for four games after the incident, then released him in the spring, making him a free agent.