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Burress on the Field; Learning to Play with Orthotics

Plaxico Burress may not be doing much now, but don’t read into it, the wide out who caught the game-winning TD in the Super Bowl says he’ll be ready to go opening day.  The now 31-year-old veteran WR has been trying something new this offseason, and that is using orthotics to help his ankle injury that stopped him from practicing almost the entire last season.

Word is the orthotics have helped reshaped Burress’ feet, and he is still starting to get use to them to this today.  “My feet are not in the same position they have been in for the first 30 years of my life, so it is kind of putting them in a new position and they are not comfortable with it,” Burress said. “They are sore. I think I will be all right.”

Tuesday the wide out was on the field in full pads for the first time since camp started.  He said he was a bit sore the next day, but the big thing is he came though the workout without an injury, and that is a good sign for a wide out unit that has been banged up this camp so far.  Thursday, Burress was back on the field again, another good sign.

“For me it is all about being healthy,” Burress said. “I’m not worried about being in shape or catching the football, that’s just what I do. It’s more about me being healthy.”


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