GREAT ARTICLE THOUGH NOT SURPRISING. COUGHLIN STATES IN AN INTERVIEW THAT HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN BURRESS JOINING THE GIANTS BUT INSTEAD IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT VICTOR CRUZ.
HERE IS THE STORY IN FULL FROM NFL.COM.
Giants' Tom Coughlin not considering Plaxico Burress
By Gregg Rosenthal
Around The League editor
Published: May 29, 2012 at 12:31 p.m. Updated: May 29, 2012 at 12:40 p.m.
It didn't take long for a few folks in New York to connect the dots and ask the question. Could Hakeem Nicks' foot injury possibly open the door for Plaxico Burress to return to the team.
Tom Coughlin's response was to shake his head and mouth the word "no."
Burress may wind up getting a job, but it won't be with the New York Giants. Tom Coughlin has another idea for how to fill in for Nicks while he recovers.
"We're looking for the next Victor Cruz," Coughlin said.
Some candidates on the roster: Second round pick Reuben Randle, Ramses Barden, and Jernal Jernigan. Brandon Collins, Dan DePalma, and Julian Talley are some of the long shots on the Giants roster. Coughlin also knows that Nicks may not miss any regular season time anyhow.
Nicks' recovery is expected to take anywhere from 6-12 weeks, which could have him ready just before Week 1. Nicks is already speaking optimistically, telling Coughlin he'll do everything possible to be back for the start of training camp.