Plax is Back

What a pleasant sight it must have been for quarterback Eli Manning to see big number 17 running downfield and catching passes on Tuesday, the first day Manning worked with receivers.

Even better news for Manning is that Plaxico Burress said on Tuesday that he plans to stay through the duration of the offseason workout program, which ends in June.

"I'm not trying to make a statement," Burress said. "I'm just here because I want us to be better and I want (Manning) to reach his full potential, which I think can be great.

"I feel I'm one of the best players in the world at my position. If it takes me to come back and work with my quarterback right now to get to that level, then I'm more than willing to do that because I believe I can be that person."

The previous two offseasons Burress and receiving mate Jeremy Shockey have rebuffed Manning's pleas for them to join him for workouts in New Jersey. This time around Manning has at least one of his big guns present. While Shockey remained away, Burress did say that he planned to reach out to his buddy to see what his plans were.

"I'm gonna give him a call," Burress said. "See where he's at and see what happens. I want to see how he's feeling, see whether he's ready to get back in the

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