Jets’ Burress returns after cutting charity trip

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress has returned to the team early after having permission to take two personal days while New York prepares for its game against the Buffalo Bills.

Burress says he was doing charity work in his hometown in Virginia on Monday, and returned Monday night instead of Tuesday so he could “catch up.” Coach Rex Ryan gave Burress permission to take the personal days “several months ago,” and allowed the receiver to go forward with his plans even after the Jets changed their work schedule. Ryan says he wasn’t “going to go back on my word.”

Burress missed practice Tuesday while he was at a New York City school talking to students, but was planning to attend team meetings and return to the field Wednesday.