Stop me if you have heard this one before: the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed wide receiver Plaxico Burress to a one-year deal. And, no, this isn’t the year 2000. The Steelers are just desperately in need of wide receiver depth, with Mike Wallace leaving in free agency, and Burress will come very cheap at the veteran minimum. Jason La Canfora was first to report the news:
The Steelers plan to sign WR Plaxico Burress to a 1yr, vet min deal in the coming days, according to league source.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 12, 2013
Burress made almost no impact last season, but he won’t be asked to be a dynamic player. He will just need to fill the role of a reliable veteran who could use his size as a threat in the red zone.
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