Vick & Burress

Zach Berman, for the Daily News:

Vick’s influence on Burress stretched beyond football. When Burress was first released, Vick said Burress should think “family first and football second.” Burress said Vick maintained regular contact with Burress’ family, both over the phone and in person.

“He went through hell,” Burress said. “Him picking up the phone and calling my wife and checking up on her, seeing how she was doing emotionally. And Mike would spend time with my brother when I was away. Those are things you can’t put a price tag on. That’s just him.”

Whether or not DeSean Jackson is still an Eagle next year, Plaxico has to be near the top of the team’s free agent wish list. Signing Steve Smith instead was a big mistake.