• Rex Ryan: I like Plaxico, but we want younger guys with more speed

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 4, 2012
    “Plaxico, I have a great deal of respect for and obviously, he had eight touchdown catches last year,” Ryan said. After the Jets confirmed that veteran receiver Santonio Holmes is done for the season, coach Rex Ryan got the inevitable question about whether his replacement could be Plaxico Burress. When somebody brings in Plaxico Burress, they’re going to get an excellent football player and a guy that, like I say, I have a lot of respect for.” So Ryan likes Burress. Just not enough to sign him. With Santonio Holmes done for the year, Rex Ryan and company have opted for Jason Hill. But Ryan said the Jets are going in a different direction. And while it would be easy to say that the Jets don’t want Burress in part because of things he has said about quarterback Mark Sanchez in recent months, Hill’s comments from last season about the Jets being “overhyped” didn’t hurt his chances.

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