Plaxico Burress finally spoke to the media on Monday afternoon, assuring everyone that his absence from the first five practices of training camp had nothing to do with his unhappiness with his current contract.
"My number one thing is to be healthy," Burress said. "It doesn't have anything to do with contracts or anything else or I wouldn't be here."
Burress explained that the current injury is to the same ankle but is a new ailment entirely.
"It's something I did a couple weeks ago," he said. "The injury I had last year has healed."
Burress, who was repeatedly questioned about his contract, which has three years remaining, stated numerous times that it wasn't a factor in the least in his being sidelined.
"At the end of the day, it's going to take care of itself," he said. "Other than the ankle, I'm doing just fine."
Plax: Contract Not an Issue
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