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Jets Will Be Patient in Approach to Plax Burress

ESPN New York says that the Jets are not going to jump in right away when it comes to free agent WR Plaxico Burress. The team says they will take a long look to see if bringing Burress aboard is worth it.

Plaxico Burress hasn’t been shy about discussing the possibility of joining the Jets. So what does Rex Ryan think about the ex-Giant joining his team? The coach is taking a wait-and-see approach. “What (general manager Mike Tannenbaum) and I have always talked about is how we want to sign … as many of our own players as we can,” Ryan said Thursday night at a book signing at the Jets Shop in Manhattan. “We’ll address (free-agency) once we have a better idea of what the rules are.”

Without directly addressing Burress, Ryan said that he is “excited that players throughout the league seem to have an interest in the Jets.” He added, in response to a question about Burress: “I’m excited about seeing what happens when the rules come out, and rolling up our sleeves and having at it.” Burress, in a one-hour interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Monday, admitted that he has given thought to the possibility of playing for the Jets, calling the idea “appealing.” “It’s been thought about,” Burress said of the Jets. “I am not going to sit here and front. For me to go to one side to the other side and win a championship in the same (city), how many people have done that? And do I have the capability to lead a team to a championship? Without question.”

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