NEW YORK – Plaxico Burress was back in an NFL game for the first time in nearly three years, and he quickly made the impact he predicted.
After a three-catch performance, including a spectacular touchdown grab in a preseason win over Cincinnati, Burress' presence clearly will make the New York Jets' offense more dangerous. Santonio Holmes says the combination of him, Burress and Derrick Mason will make for "a long season for whatever defense comes out to play us."
It was only one game, and in preseason at that, but Burress proved he is healthy and motivated — and still a solid receiver, even if he's a bit rusty after such a long layoff. And, if there were doubters, he changed their minds Sunday night with his over-the-shoulder TD grab.