Eagles Might Want to Rethink Burress Strategy

Despite what has almost become an incessant plea from Plaxico Burress, the Eagles have maintained a comfortable distance from the free agent wide receiver. But with the news that Riley Cooper will miss at least two months after fracturing his collarbone on the first day of full contact practice, they now might want to rethink their stance.

Ironically, Burress took to the airwaves with Joe Decamara on 97.5 The Fanatic on Saturday afternoon to talk about joining the Eagles, just prior to the news of Cooper’s tough break.

“I think everyone knows how I would feel about being a Philadelphia Eagle,” Burress told said. “If that call comes, nothing more would make me happy.”

Fans who have defended the Eagles hesitancy regarding Burress have quickly pointed to Cooper’s size and ability to play special teams which is debatable. While he does have size, it’s not as if Cooper was particularly productive. It’s true that Burress wouldn’t be able to contribute on special teams, but the team would be taking a mighty gamble to rely on on rookie Marvin McNutt as the team’s lone sizable red zone threat at receiver.

In predictable fashion, Roseman didn’t rush to the podium to announce the team was in the midst of signing Burress, or anyone, for that matter.

“Again, at any position if there’s something that interest us we’ll explore it,” he said.

Roseman better start exploring. Hard.

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