The Oakland Raiders and Plaxico Burress: A Match Made in NFL Heaven?

Plaxico Burress is scheduled to be released from prison in early June of this year.

That means he'll be on track to participate in the 2011 NFL season. "Plax" is expected to get signed very soon after his release, largely in part due to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, along with prior success in the league.

In his NFL career, Burress has amassed 505 receptions, 7,845 receiving yards, and 55 touchdowns.


So who is Plaxico expected to sign with?

Many NFL experts are already screaming the name "Raiders!"

The Oakland Raiders have been in need of a receiver for some time. That was thought to be over with in 2005, when the Raiders made a trade for Randy Moss, who at the time was in his prime.

Let's just say that didn't work out too well. The pro-bowler is expected to be unemployed this September.

Anyways, Oakland seems stacked with young talent at the wide receiver position. Guys like Darrius Heyward-Bey, Louis Murphy, Chaz Schilens, and Jacoby Ford look on the verge of becoming reliable players.

The oldest player in the receiving corps, however, is Johnnie Lee Higgins. He is only 27 years old.


Needless to say, the Raiders need a veteran receiver to teach these youngsters a thing or two.

That's where Plaxico Burress comes in.

A former Super Bowl hero, Plaxico has fallen from grace and was never viewed with much respect from fans anyways.

That's perfect for the Raiders, who are notoriously hated by the league.

Here's why a Burress-Oakland marriage would be perfect.

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