Jets release statement on Burress reports

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

In response to a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen about their preliminary interest in free-agent receiver Plaxico Burress, the New York Jets released a statement late Sunday night:

"Consistent with our normal approach of performing our due diligence, we contacted Drew Rosenhaus several days ago prior to the draft to inquire about Plaxico's pending legal situation. However, we have had no discussions with Drew about Plaxico since that time."