Plaxico will make his Jets debut tomorrow, according to Waszak Jr.
This is more of a milestone for Plaxico Burress than it is for our team. Burress, as you are probably well aware, spent the majority of the last two years at Oneida Correctional Institution after shooting himself in the leg with an unregistered handgun in a NYC club with then-teammate Antonio Pierce.
Plax had rolled his left ankle (not the ankle that gave him problems with the Giants) before he even got to practice and missed the first preseason game. Since then he's been slowly easing back into things, and has begun to practice. Now Plaxico finally gets to walk back onto the NY field and try to reclaim his life back. Head coach Rex Ryan said of Burress:
"We’ll leave him in there and let him play a bunch," Ryan said. "He looks fine (for Sunday)."
Plaxico's status was released along with news that several starters may miss action. Fellow new addition veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason is questionable with a knee injury. Running Back Shonn Greene will not play until both his skin infection and a callus shaved from his other foot are fully healed, which is not expected to affect his regular season playing status. Mark Brunell has had minor injuries to his finger and calf, and will likely not see much if any action. If Brunell sits, expect Greg McElroy to see much more action, a la last week. Brandon Moore will also nurse his hip in preparation for the regular season. Both Joe McKnight and center Nick Mangold will likely play. OL Trevor Canfield will sit with a knee injury.
Vladimir Ducasse will see extended playing time in Moore's absence.
On the defensive side, Bart Scott will miss the game with a lower leg issue. Josh Mauga will see extended playing time, much to Rex Ryan's delight, who praised Mauga and said he is unequivocally third on the depth chart. NT Sione Pouha and DL Marcus Dixon will not play. Expect to see plenty of Tevaseu and Kenrick Ellis in their place.
No players are expected to miss any regular season action, with the exception of Robert Turner, a backup.