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Plaxico Burress

Signs with New York Jets

7/31/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731_plexico_jets_getty_bnThe long, strange journey of NFL star Plaxico Burress has come full circle -- the wide receiver has signed to play for the New York Jets. 

Plax's deal is reportedly for one year at $3.017 million ... and is fully guaranteed. 

Burress served 20 months in prison on gun charges after he famously shot himself in the leg at a New York City nightclub. He was released on June 6.

He previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants, where he caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLII.

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1.

Bubbles The Chimp    

He is now celebrating by shooting his other leg for fun.

1147 days ago
2.

Chef Jack Tripper    

Why do you guys keep shoving this sports crap at us?

1147 days ago
3.

Rich     

Well I'm glad the Steelers didn't get him. We already have a quarterback that lost the Super Bowl almost single handedly last season. Knowing Burress' NON stellar work in the past would have just added another weak link.

1147 days ago
4.

Nostradamus    

Can't wait till the season gets under way.

1147 days ago
5.

SLH    

zzzzz ... another sports story. are you trying to become ESPN???

1147 days ago
6.

T-Florida    

It's good to see him sign. If this stint in jail kept him out of the NFL indefinitely that would have been a little much for harming ones self.

1147 days ago
7.

OKS    

What's wrong with his mouth? 13 percent of the population and over 50 percent of the stories. Why so many stories on blacks. Is this becoming BET? Bored of it all and sick why so many in commercials? Something is being shoved down our throats and I don't like it.

1147 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

WOW!

1147 days ago
9.

some guy    

Wonder if Plax got any prison muscles.

1147 days ago
10.

StevenB    

They overpaid. Could have got him for half that.

1147 days ago
11.

AntiSocialForum.com    

Who ******* cares about New York or the Jets?

1146 days ago
12.

owby    

New York City has the stupidest gun laws in the US.

1146 days ago
13.

HumanNature    

I HOPE THERE IS A PROVISION IN HIS CONTRACT ABOUT "GUNS"!!!

STAY AWAY FROM THEM!!!

1146 days ago
14.

Democrats are evil    

Two teams I refuse to watch. Philadelphia with dog killer Vick and now New Your with (I missed my balls by that much) Burress (I like Burass better)

1146 days ago
15.

Telstar    

I think the sentence was excessive...because I'm sure he shot in self-defense.

1146 days ago
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