Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers player Plaxico Burress looks on before the first half prior to facing the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Plaxico Burress wants to play in 2014


According to reports on ProFootball Talk, wide receiver Plaxico Burress wants to play in 2014.

Burress’s last meaningful action was in 2012 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he did not play at all in 2013 after shoulder surgery during the offseason. The 37-year old admitted it was ‘tough’ not playing last season:

“I am going to treat it as I am coming back to play. I am going to keep that mindset until they tell me otherwise. I am going to keep going until I can’t go anymore. The stronger I can get, I can come back and play. I want to come back and play.

“Nobody wants to leave via injury. I am too much of a competitor to go out on that note. I am going to attack it and compete. I am going to train and rehab that way. I am approaching it with a business mind. I want to help the Steelers get to the ultimate goal, and that is winning a championship. That is why we work so hard when nobody is watching.”

Whether the Steelers, or any other team, will view Burress as a viable option remains to be seen, especially with some way to go in his rehab. 

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  • bonairsfavoriteson

    Really, there is a very big difference between wanting to play, and collecting a pay check, a lot of guys at this stage of their career want to play, but are satisfied to stand on the sideline, and cash the check. NO THANKS. Besides, what good is he?

  • Mangler

    his career is shot ;-)

  • Im_just_me

    I say keep him to help out the young wr’s, and keep a Superbowl or bust mentality around.