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Plaxico Burress To Be Released From Prison

By DNAinfo Staff on June 5, 2011 4:19pm

Plaxico Burress is serving a two-year prison sentence for illegal gun possession.
Plaxico Burress is serving a two-year prison sentence for illegal gun possession.
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By Tim Gorta

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Ex-Giant wide receiver Plaxico Burress is scheduled to be released from prison Monday, and will soon be looking to join an NFL team.

After being released from the upstate Oneida Correctional Facility, Burress will fly to Florida to be with his family and start looking for work, one of his parole conditions, the Daily News reported.

"He will play in the NFL this year," Drew Rosenhaus, his agent, told the Associated Press.

Burress' former teammates would be happy for him to return to Big Blue but that doesn't appear likely, News reported.

"Coming from the captain of the New York Giants, I would love to see Plaxico back here in Giants blue," Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck told the paper.

"He ain't coming to the Giants," Giants running back Brandon Jacobs told the News. "He doesn't think anything is wrong with the organization, he just wants a new start."

The News reported that the Philadelphia Eagles, the St. Louis Rams, and the New York Jets are likely to make Burress an offer.

Burress was sentenced to two years in prison after he accidentally shot himself in the leg at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Midtown in 2009.  Burress had the weapon concealed in his sweatpants and it went off when he grabbed it, trying to keep it from sliding.

Burress, who caught the winning touchdown in the Giants 2007 Super Bowl victory, is being released early because of good behavior.