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Plaxico Burress Signs With Jets, Spurns Steelers

Plaxico Burress has signed with the New York Jets for $3.017 million guaranteed. I’m really surprised he got that much, and I’m happy the Steelers weren’t the ones who gave it to him. Maybe he’s still good, but I don’t think anyone really knows yet, and the likelihood of a soon-to-be 34-year-old receiver who hasn’t played since 2008 actually contributing strikes me as pretty small.

I’m also selfishly happy to see him sign elsewhere, in that the whole #PlaxWatch thing, in which Pittsburgh sports fans were glued to their Twitter feeds wondering where he’d go, was so silly. He would have continued to receive more attention than he was probably worth. Anyway, Pittsburgh has now had two #Watches, one for Burress and one for Jaromir Jagr, and they both ended up going to the East Coast. Maybe all the attention is kind of creepy. Or maybe they both just really like money. Who knows?

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