"It's just an exciting time for me being a free agent and having the opportunity to be any place I want to be," Burress said during the interview. "Obviously, Philadelphia is one of those places."
Burress, who caught 45 passes for 612 yards with eight touchdowns last season for the Jets, said he can give the Eagles the big-bodied receiver to add to an already dynamic offense led by LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Michael Vick.
"Nothing else would make me happier ... coming to Philadelphia," Burress said. "It just adds a unique dynamic to what's already in place."
Burress signed with the Jets last offseason after missing the previous two seasons while serving a 20-month prison sentence for illegal weapon possession. Burress said Tuesday that it took him about six or seven weeks into the season until he got his legs back into football shape, and this year "I think I'll be back to my old self."
But Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum doesn't seem to view the door as completely closed.
"He's exploring his options+that's what we want our players to do this time of yr," he tweeted Tuesday. "He gave us a really good yr."