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NFL to Review Burress Case

Roger Goodell is looking into Plaxico Burress' incident last year at a club in New York last November.

Burress, who caught the winning pass in the New York Giants' Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in February 2008, was released by New York in April. He has not been signed by another team.

Burress still faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon. He would face up to 3 1/2 years in prison if convicted.

His case was recently adjourned until September. Defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman and prosecutors have yet to agree on a plea deal.

While Burress is free to sign with any team, the unresolved legal matter seemingly has made teams reluctant to add the talented wide receiver. And even if Burress avoids jail time, Goodell has the power to suspend him under the NFL's personal conduct policy.

At this point, it does not seem likely any case would be resolved until after the 2009 season, which means jail concerns are probably not too big this year at least. Goodell might suspend him but for how long? He couldn't hit Burress THAT hard for just one incident in which he hasn't been found guilty in a court of law.

I think this is a great chance to land a number one receiver while his value's low. What do you think?