Plax injury mars first workout

While Jeremy Shockey was the star of New York's first workout of training camp, the opening session will be remembered for the near disaster involving Plaxico Burress. Less than 90 minutes into practice, Burress ran a fly pattern down the left sideline, jumped for the ball and got tangled up with rookie free agent Ahmad Treaudo. The pair came tumbling to the ground, with Burress hyperextending his right knee.

"Hopefully he'll fight his way through it," coach Tom Coughlin said.

Burress, who wasn't immediately available for comment, wasn't the only player unable to make it through the first workout – right tackle Kareem McKenzie injured his foot and safety Gibril Wilson suffered calf cramps.

Shockey was superb all practice long, getting open with regularity and catching everything in sight.

"It just felt good being out there," said Shockey, who missed the beginning of camp last season…

Both GM Ernie Accorsi and Coughlin said there was no news to report on the Corey Webster holdout situation…

The punt return job, handled only decently by Mark Jones last year, is wide open. In addition to Jones, the following players returned punts during opening day: Willie Ponder, Tim Carter, Amani Toomer, Ateveus Cash and Michael Jennings.

"There's going to be a lot of them back there," Coughlin said. "We're going to work as many guys as we can back there."…

The catch of the day was turned in by rookie running back Brandon Jacobs, who made an impressive twisting one-hand stab at a pass thrown behind him…

Shockey was sporting a new look on his massive right bicep, a tattoo of the American flag.

"I got a little paint," said Shockey, who said he got the tattoo a couple weeks ago. "It speaks for itself."

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