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Browns Not Interested in Former Steelers and Giants WR Burress

Released from prison after 20 months on Monday, free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress must now wait for the NFL lockout to end to see where the next phase of his life, and NFL career, will unfold.

Even though Burress hasn’t caught a pass in an NFL game since November 16, 2008, agent Drew Rosenhaus expects interest in his client to be high.

“Many teams want him. He will be a top free agent,” Rosenhaus told the Associated Press earlier this week. “He is healthy and ready to go. He will be signed shortly after the lockout ends.”

You can mark the Browns off the list of a team that may have interest.

A vacationing Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that even with Burress living in Fort Lauderdale, and Rosenhaus based in Miami Beach and representing eight of the team’s current or free agent players, the Dolphins are not interested in the soon-to-be 34-year-old Burress.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer says Burress isn’t on the Browns wish list.

“I feel like we’ve got some veteran receivers,” Browns first-year head coach Pat Shurmur said on Tuesday. “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.”

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