New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said on Tuesday that they are not interested in bringing back free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress, The Bergen Record reports.
Burress was a free agent last summer, and ended up signing a one-year contract with the New York Jets, who offered him more guaranteed money than any of his other options, which included the Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.
New York already have considerable depth at WR, including Hakeem Nicks who fractured his foot who is not expected back healthy until mid-August. When asked if there were plans to bolster the position, Coughlin said, “Look for the next Victor Cruz, how’s that one.”
Burress was the hero of Superbowl XLII for the Giants, grabbing a 13-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds to go to win the game. He served almost 21 months in prison after shooting himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub in November 2008, while he was a member of the Giants.