After a 2 1/2-year odyssey that began with a gunshot in a Manhattan nightclub, Plaxico Burress is ready to play football. "It's emotional because I had some long days and some long nights, and you dream about that day, getting back to what you love," Burress said on a conference call Sunday, shortly after signing a one-year, $3.017M contract with the Jets. "That time has come."