The curse that beset the Seahawks early in the season may have been lifted. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported this morning that NY Giants receiver Plaxico Burress has been suspended for two weeks for insubordination and will not play against Seattle in two weeks.
Here's the AP report.
According to the report, Burress failed to show up for work on Monday and did not respond to several phone calls by the team to explain his unexcused absence both Monday and Tuesday.
Burress just signed a lucrative contract with the Giants, and reportedly has a history of showing up late and missing practices.
Burress has 18 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown on the season. Last year he finished with 70 catches for 1,025 yards and 12 TDs while playing with a sprained ankle, and caught the game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl.
Losing the big receiver will hurt New York's ability to stretch the field, and will make the Giants rely more on its running game.
In New York's last two games against Seattle, Burress has six catches for 109 yards in a 24-21 OT win for Seattle on Nov. 25, 2005, and Buress had a case of the drops in a Sept. 24, 2006 game in Seattle, finishing with only one catch for 23 yards in a 42-30 Seahawks win.
Seattle also will face Green Bay when they travel to Seattle on Oct. 12 without the services of All-Pro cornerback Al Harris, who likely will miss the rest of the season with a torn spleen.
The other big news story of the day is Matt Millen's woeful tenure as head of the Detroit Lions appears to be over. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the Ford family has decided to let Millen go, and perhaps pursue former Pittsburgh head coach Bill Cowher to fill that role.