Ex-Giant Burress testifies in court

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Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress testified Wednesday before the grand jury that is investigating weapons charges against him and told reporters outside that he was sorry for his actions.

Plaxico Burress (right) leaves court after testifying before a grand jury that's investigating weapons charges against him.  Associated Press
Associated Press
Plaxico Burress (right) leaves court after testifying before a grand jury that's investigating weapons charges against him.

"I was truthful, I was honest, and I'm truly remorseful for what I've done and for what happened," Burress said outside a Manhattan courthouse.

The 31-year-old Burress shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub in November. He was charged with weapon possession and faces up to 31/2 years in prison. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on $100,000 bail. The Giants released him in April.

REDSKINS: Coach Jim Zorn says the team will not sign Michael Vick "at this juncture."

Because of his use of the phrase, "at this juncture," Zorn was asked whether he thinks Washington ever would seek to add Vick down the road.

"I don't know that," the coach said. "It depends on how many years he's going to be in the league."

PATRIOTS: Tom Brady 's comeback is entering its next phase.

New England opens training camp today on the practice fields next to Gillette Stadium, where Brady's 2008 season ended in the first quarter of the first game.

Now, after surgery, optional team activities and minicamp, the quarterback takes his next steps on a surgically repaired left knee, looking toward this year's opener in less than seven weeks.

Brady usually sees little action in exhibition games and it's too early to tell if that will change.

49ERS: Cornerback Walt Harris will miss the entire season as he recovers from right knee surgery.

RAMS: Signed second-round draft pick James Laurinaitis , the All-America linebacker from Ohio State.

BENGALS: Signed their second-round draft pick, linebacker Rey Maualuga from Southern Cali-fornia. Still unsigned are top pick offensive tackle Andre Smith , of Alabama, and third-round defensive end Michael Johnson , of Georgia Tech.

RAIDERS: Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Derrick Burgess and first-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey were no-shows as Oakland opened training camp.

BILLS : Signed first-round pick Eric Wood and second-rounder Jairus Byrd.

MCNAIR ESTATE: Even though he left no will, Steve McNair 's entire immediate family has been provided for under instructions the slain former NFL quarterback left before his death, his agent said.

McNair's wife, Mechelle , is not trying to exclude McNair's mother and two children he had with other women, his agent, Bus Cook , told The Associated Press.

"He has taken very good care of all of the children, his wife and his mother," Cook said.


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