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Burress interested in Bears

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Should the Chicago Bears need a veteran receiver in light of Alshon Jeffery's injury, Plaxico Burress is available.

"For me to get to a football town like Chicago and play with a group of guys like (Matt) Forte, Brian (Urlacher), (Brandon Marshall) and Jay (Cutler) would be an honor," Burress told ESPN on Tuesday. "I just have to get the green light."

Burress remains unemployed following a season in which he caught 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns with the New York Jets, his first year back after missing two years serving time for accidentally shooting himself in the leg in a New York City nightclub.

Why has no one called?

"I don't think anybody saw this coming from my camp," Burress told ESPN. "I just wanted to get my legs under me (last season) and get back to being the explosive football player like before. People look at me being 35 and say I can't do some of the things I was able to do, but I did that last year after being off 30 months. "It's a mystery to me and everybody else. But I remain optimistic."

Burress has recently worked out for the New England Patriots, and has also been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys.
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