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The once-bountiful free agent pool is relatively picked clean as summer kicks off. Other than the signings of veteran insurance players like OJ Atogwe and James Ihedigbo, all the contract news you hear revolves around draft picks and long-shot street free agents.
Yet there remain many veteran players without homes, a number of whom could still be productive and reliable, in spite of what their current physical state may be. Skilled running backs like Ryan Torain, Jackie Battle, and Ryan Grant are still waiting for their phones to ring, and veteran defensive stars in Andre Carter, James Farrior, and Lito Sheppard also wait idly, wondering if they’ll ever play another down in the NFL.
Then there’s Plaxico Burress.
With the subtlety of a 9.0-on-the-Richter-scale earthquake, “Plax” has voiced his desire to play once more. At the onset of the free agency period, Burress was using everything but signal flares to try and get the attention of the Philadelphia Eagles. In an interview with Brian Baldinger on ESPN Radio, he discussed wanting to win a championship with friend Michael Vick, and heaped lavish praise upon rising stars LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin.
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