At least the New York Jets appear to have something going right for them.
WR Plaxico Burress’ ankle was feeling so good that the receiver tried to sneak onto the practice field Sunday during 11-on-11 drills.
Without telling the coaches, Burress lined up as a receiver. “I was trying to sneak in, but me being [6-foot-5] it didn’t work out too well,” Burress said, via Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com.
When coach Rex Ryan saw Burress, he quickly told him to get out.
“He basically told me ‘Hey, it was a good start, we don’t want any setbacks,’” Burress said. “If they wouldn’t have took me out, I would’ve kept on going. It was my first time out there in a couple years. It just felt good to kind of get back in the groove but Rex shut me down.”
“I want to proceed really cautiously here,” Ryan said. “I don’t want to do too much with him. But he’s moving around good.”
Look for Burress to practice Monday, hopefully with permission from his coaches this time.