Report: Plaxico Burress Heading To Pittsburgh; May Sign With Steelers

Nov 27, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress reacts after making a catch in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been hit hard with injuries on the offensive side of the ball — especially the quarterback and wide receiver positions. With the team in the thick of the playoff race, it appears that they will be looking to add depth to the positions this week.

First up could be wide receiver.

It’s being reported that veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress is heading to Pittsburgh to workout with the Steelers on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Pittsburgh has injuries to Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery.

Burress is also expected to take a physical when he visits the Steel City, which indicates the Steelers could very likely sign him.

In the 2000 NFL Draft, the Steelers made Burress the eighth overall pick.

Burress is 35-years-old but has stayed committed to being in top shape. He has kept his hopes up all season that a team would give him a contract and Pittsburgh could finally make his wishes come true.

It would be a perfect ending for Burress to end his career where he began. The Steelers give Burress a chance to be part of a championship contender for his final hurrah in the NFL.


Topics: Pittsburgh Steelers, Plaxico Burress

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