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Plaxico Burress' Agent: Receiver Will Be 'Top Free Agent'

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PLAXICO DREW ROSENHAUS
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Plaxico Burress is scheduled to be released from prison on Monday and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, believes that there will be plenty of teams interested in him.

"Many teams want him," Rosenhaus said in an email to the Associated Press. "He will be a top free agent. He is healthy and ready to go. He will be signed shortly after the lockout ends."

In September of 2009, Burress accepted a plea bargain with a two-year prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a nightclub in Manhattan.

According to the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Eagles have shown interest in the one-time Super Bowl champion.

Eagles star quarterback told Anthony Gargano and Ike Reese late last month that he thinks Burress "would be a great addition" for the team.

The 33-year-old's former teammate Brandon Jacobs said last week that the receiver will not be playing with the New York Giants in 2011.

"That's out of the question," Jacobs told the Newark Star-Ledger. "He's got options, and it's good he can weigh his options. I would love him to be a part of the Giants, but I don't think that's even on his plate."

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