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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Baltimore Ravens Would Consider Adding Plaxico Burress

After seeing receivers Anquan Boldin and T.J. Houshmandzadeh drop key passes in Baltimore’s playoff loss to the Steelers, it appears as if the Ravens are desperate for receiving help. This concept is nothing new for the Ravens who have spent the past year trying to upgrade their receiving corps. They traded for and signed Anquan to a big deal. They signed T.J. after Seattle cut him. They convinced Derrick Mason to come back after the veteran was considering retirement. They used to draft picks on receiving tight ends — Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson. Their efforts resulted in a passing attack that ranked in the middle of the league in both yardage and touchdowns. Needless to say, they’re not satisfied.

The Baltimore Sun reported on Monday that Ravens coach John Harbaugh would consider adding Plaxico Burress when he’s released from the penitentiary. Prisoner Plax is serving a sentence for bringing a gun into a club that went off and shot himself in the leg. Even before Wyatt Earp’s gun-toting ways became a problem, he was a questionable character.

Now just because the Ravens would consider Plaxico doesn’t mean they are signing the man. Actually, it really seems like the idea was floated by a reporter and Harbaugh gave his response. “I don’t know Plaxico Burress at all, I’ve never met him, but we’d consider him.” Harbaugh said Monday. “We’d consider anybody. It just depends on where he’s at. I’d like to find out what kind of person he is, to see where he’s really at in his life.” So don’t get too carried away with this, but it does show how desperate the Ravens could be to improve their passing game. After seeing what happened Saturday, it’s little wonder why.



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