Brandon Jacobs is good friends with Plaxico Burress. You'll recall that back during training camp in 2010, he even sported a T-shirt that read "Free 17 Let Him Ball Out." Burress will be free very soon now — he gets out of jail on Monday — and so in case you weren't already convinced that Burress isn't going to rejoin the Giants, perhaps Jacobs can convince you.
Here's the Giants running back, speaking yesterday:
"There is no chance Plaxico Burress is a New York Giant after he comes home," Jacobs said while attending teammate Justin Tuck's celebrity billiards event in Manhattan.
"He isn't coming to the Giants," Jacobs added. "He's got options. I would love for him to be a part of the Giants. I don't think that is even on his plate."
That's a pretty definitive "not a chance in hell." And as for the suggestions that he could wind up on the Eagles? Jacobs has a feeling that's going to happen:
"I would hate to see him go to where I think he is going to go, that is from talking to him," Jacobs said of the Eagles when asked if he was talking about Philadelphia. "It is pretty tough to deal with all those different combinations. Plax is a Virginia guy, Vick is a Virginia guy. They went through sort of the same things and they got a lot of dynamic players down there. It wouldn't be a bad thing, he thinks, to go down there. He wants to win."
Of course, with all things football these days, none of this can actually happen until the lockout ends. Except for the part about Burress getting out of jail. That still happens on Monday.
Jacobs: 'No chance' Plax joins Giants [ESPN New York]