(FOXBOROUGH) – Plaxico Burress is trying to make another comeback in the NFL. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Burress, a free agent, worked out for the New England Patriots in hopes of securing a job for this season.
The six-foot-five receiver played with the New York Jets last season after being released from prison following a gun charge in September 2009. He violated New York gun laws after shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichik would not confirm that the team worked out Burress.
“We work out a lot of players. We just try to know who’s available out there. We work out and talk to a lot of guys, give them physicals and all that,” he said after practice Sunday evening. “I’m not going to comment on any of them individually.”
Burress was also rumored to have been in contract negations with the Dallas Cowboys, but owner Jerry Jones said they have not discussed anything.
Burress finished with 45 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdown catches with New York last season.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN