Plaxico Burress is intent on playing in 2009, and it appears he wouldn't mind doing so in Tampa Bay.
The former Giants receiver, reached out to Bucs RB Derrick Ward and others on the team to express an interest in joining them.
Coach Raheem Morris made the revelation on Tuesday, the first day of the team's mandatory minicamp. The Bucs are open to upgrading at receiver, and Burress, 31, suddenly is a more realistic option. He is one step closer to returning to the field after his case on Monday was continued until September. If no plea deal is reached before then, a trial likely would not be held until after the season, theoretically allowing him to play.
Morris said there are obstacles, without talking specifics.