Nov 27, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress (17) catches a pass as Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd (31) comes in for the stop during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Jets won 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Carolina Panthers Not Interested in Plaxico Burress

I reported that Plaxico would like to play for the Panthers. Unfortunately, the feeling hasn’t been returned.

An official with the team said they are not interested in Burress, who return to the NFL last season after spending two years in prison after shooting himself in the leg.

Carolina has 2 young receivers fighting for the #2 spot behind Steve Smith. LaFell and Gettis have shown major promise and this decision doesn’t surprise me.

Burress is a great player, and reminds me a lot of Moose, but his off the field issues are what holds him down. The Panthers aren’t a team to take players with major off the field problems, and Burress has a major one.

The talent made sense, but the personality just isn’t there.

Hopefully it is the right decision. Carolina has been looking for a solid #2 receiver since Moose left the team. Last year Brandon LaFell showed much promise, but still has a ton of growing to do. Many thought that David Gettis would get the #2 spot, but when an injury sidelined him in the offseason, he was out for the season.

All we can do is wait, and see who can step up and make a name for themselves.

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