Plaxico Burress is out of prison, which means the veteran wide receiver will soon be back on the free-agent market. Not every team is interested in the playmaker, however.
"I feel like we've got some veteran receivers," he said. "Although they're younger, they've played NFL seasons, so I'm looking forward to working with the guys that we have. I feel like we have a good team to start and move forward with, and that's the way we're gonna approach it."
"We want to try to bring in players that obviously are competitive, are guys that can win and have good character," he said. "So you always evaluate all those situations in a player. We're trying to do what's best and bring in the best players for the Cleveland Browns. Everything about a player is always evaluated, so I think that's important that we keep that in mind."
Sources close to Burress told New York Daily Newsit isn't likely the receiver would return to New York.
Burress' troubles began in November 2008, when he walked into a Manhattan nightclub with a handgun tucked in the waistband of his pants. The weapon slipped down and discharged as Burress tried to grab it, injuring him in the thigh.
He pled guilty in August 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison. He was released on Monday morning, about three months early for good behavior.
Upon his release from prison, Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, indicated a big market for his client.
"He's going to be a top free agent," Rosenhaus said. "There are going to be multiple teams interested in signing him. I expect him to get a good contract. I expect him to absolutely be playing."