At least one Eagles wide receiver would welcome Plaxico Burress to Philadelphia.
"I want him to succeed in whatever he does," Jason Avant said Tuesday after a workout in Marlton. "If that means Philadelphia, that would be great. We definitely can use him in the red zone, I can tell you that."
Avant recalled seeing Burress burn the Eagles over the years with the New York Giants.
Of course, those were in Burress' younger days - he turns 34 in August and has been out of football for two years while serving a prison term. And we all know how the Eagles usually feel about players over 30. (Michael Vick, by contrast, turned 29 shortly after he left prison in 2009).
Even before he went to jail, Burress showed signs of slowing down. He had 35 catches for 454 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games in 2008.
There seems to be a notion among some fans that the Eagles are desperate for red-zone help. That's true on defense, where the Eagles were historically bad last season, but they ranked 14th in red-zone offense last season - a touch above average - and third in the NFL in overall scoring. Firepower wasn't the problem.
The Eagles will probably do their due diligence on Burress, but there is reason for significant skepticism about the notion that he will end up in Philly.
Graham healing. Defensive end Brandon Graham, working to recover from an anterior cruciate ligament tear late last season, wrote on Twitter that his injured right knee is back up to 75 percent of his healthy one.
Earlier this summer Graham said that once his right leg gets back to 80 percent strength of his left, he can resume running, though he doesn't expect to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Fixing up. The Eagles Youth Partnership will visit John Moffet Elementary School in Kensington on Wednesday for the Eagles 15th annual Eagles Playground Build.
Eagles coaches, staff, cheerleaders, and Swoop will join the school community in painting exterior and interior murals, inlaying mosaic tiles on benches and tables, constructing a large play structure, and planting gardens.
The murals that will cover the outside of the school will be created by a team of artists, led by David McShane, from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.