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Giants give Burress five-year, $35 million extension

Updated: September 5, 2008, 12:53 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

The New York Giants agreed to a new deal with Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress hours before the season opener against the Washington Redskins on Thursday.

The five-year, $35 million contract is worth $11 million in the first year.

"We always remained hopeful that it would get done before the season started," general manager Jerry Reese said. "It came down to the last few minutes and we're happy to get it done so we can move forward in our season. Plax is happy to get the contract ...

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