The Jets' grand plans to sign Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, and create the best one-two cornerback combo in the league, came to a surprising and abrupt conclusion yesterday when Asomugha signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. As if it wasn't bad enough that their divisional rivals just locked up the Super Bowl, the Giants now have to face the prospect of fighting with the Jets over free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
According to reports, the Jets are "expected to make a big pitch" for Burress today. The former Giant, who was in jail for nearly two years after he shot himself in the thigh with a handgun at a nightclub in the city, met with Giants coach Tom Coughlin yesterday, which he described as "positive."
With the Eagles snagging Asomugha, the News thinks the Giants should have an increased sense of urgency to sign Burress. But the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that Burress is not expected to re-sign with the Giants, and it could be end up being between the Steelers and the Jets for Burress' services. But look on the bright side Giants fans—Tiki is still available!