They did better than just look. The Giants met with Burress and even showed some interest in signing him. In the end, he chose to sign with the Jets instead. It was an experiment that didn't really work out for both signor and signee.
The Jets' offense did not take advantage of Burress' attributes as fully as they could have. In turn, he had been out of football for three years and wasn't nearly the player he was before his incarceration.
He's a third - or fourth - receiver at this stage of his career (he will be 35 in August) but that is what a lot of teams will be looking for this offseason. The Giants are among those teams.
And they know how to use Burress. He appeared on SiriusXM radio today with Adam Schein and spoke about a possible reunion with Big Blue.
"Being in that offense, it’s definitely a great offense. We’ll see what happens free agency time. I haven’t been able to talk to any teams as of yet. I’m looking at all offers and looking for the opportunity to go into an offense and be productive, have fun and make plays these last few years. The goal is always to win a championship.’’
Plaxico lauded head coach Tom Coughlin as "one of the best" even though the two have a rocky history. Burress also had great praise for OC Kevin Gilbride...
“Playing in Kevin Gilbride’s system is definitely one of the best,”Plax said, as per Paul Schwartz of the Post. "You just see the production those guys are having at the wide receiver position. Victor Cruz obviously with the year he had and Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham. You just look at some of the plays those guys are making out on the edge and Eli [Manning] has really just become a man at his position, leading those guys the last few games of the season and obviously winning a Super Bowl.”
Personally, I don't see this happening. At the right price he may be worth a shot, though. The Giants could use a red zone presence and a veteran third or fourth receiver, but they just brought back Domenik Hixon, and appear to be content with grooming their stable of young wideouts.