Moments after Plaxico Burress signed a contract with the New York Jets this week ... the recently released prisoner signed a request to transfer his probation to New Jersey ... where he plans to move ASAP.
After the NFL star was released from prison, Burress was ordered to do his probation in Florida ... where he's been living.
But now that he's a member of Gang Green -- he wants to settle in near the New Meadowlands Stadium ... and the next step is transferring his probation to the NJ State Parole Board.
Law enforcement sources tell us the NJ Board is allowing Plax to temporarily report to them -- while his paperwork is processed and an investigation is conducted.
If Plax gets the official OK, he'll continue to report to the NJ Board until his probation is up in 2013 -- unless he signs with another team ... in another city ... and has to go through the process all over again.
NY Jets Move
Will Affect My Probation!
8/5/2011 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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