Plaxico Burress Says First Practice 'Really Felt Great'

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Wide receiver Plaxico Burress said he "really felt great" about his first full practice with the New York Jets on Wednesday. The wide receiver, signed as a free agent by the Jets after missing the last two seasons while in prison on gun charges, has been recovering from an ankle injury.

"I really felt great. I didn't feel any limitations as far as me running and cutting. I was doing just about everything that my mind was telling me to do. Just reacting, not even really thinking about the ankle," Burress said. "I was getting in and out of my breaks pretty good. The times that I had to make a play on the football, I did. It felt pretty normal."

He said he expects to be a "full go" in Sunday's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Burress also expressed confidence that he has not lost anything despite being away from the game for more than two seasons. Burress, of course, was one of the game's best wide receivers with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants before shooting himself in the leg with an unregistered handgun while at a Manhattan nightclub in 2008.

"I know what I'm capable of doing. Everybody expects (a dropoff because) I've been away for two years, and I just turned 34 and all those things. None of those things matter to me," Burress said. "I believe that I'm still one of the best out there competing and I'm not going to lose that mindset. I'm going to go out and my mindset is to dominate one-on-one and that's what I've been pretty much doing throughout my career and I'm not going to stop that mindset now."

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