Plaxico Burress WR PIT 7 Months
Free agent WR Plaxico Burress is still rehabbing his shoulder.
Burress tore his rotator cuff during training camp last August and was hit with a 7-8 month rehab timetable. But he's just started working on range of motion right now and his goal is to get medically cleared in time for training camp. Even if Plax does get healthy, we'd be surprised if he stuck on a roster this season. He's entering his age-38 season.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT 7 Months
Free agent Plaxico Burress hopes to continue his playing career.
Burress is back in the news after Knicks guard Raymond Felton was arrested on gun charges. Going on 37, Burress missed all of 2013 with a torn rotator cuff. Burress has made only four appearances since he appeared in all 16 games for the Jets in 2011. He's almost certainly played his final down.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Aug 13 '13
Steelers placed WR Plaxico Burress on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff, ending his season.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Aug 12 '13
Plaxico Burress underwent surgery for his torn rotator cuff Monday and is done for the season.
Burress suffered the injury in Thursday's practice, and he'll be placed on season-ending injured reserve shortly. The 36-year-old's career may be over.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Aug 09 '13
Plaxico Burress (torn rotator cuff) will undergo surgery on Monday.
It's expected to be season-ending surgery. Even if it's not, it should end 36-year-old wideout's time with the Steelers. He was only slated for a bit role this season.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Aug 08 '13
Plaxico Burress suffered a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder during Thursday's camp practice, and is likely done for the year.
Because Burress is 36 years old now, it's a career-threatening injury. Plax had been running behind Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Markus Wheaton, and Jerricho Cotchery in Steelers camp. He finished 2012 with three catches for 42 yards and one touchdown in three appearances. Outside of red-zone packages, Burress was not slated for a large role in Pittsburgh's 2013 offense.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Jun 09 '13
Plaxico Burress feels he can still "dominate" in the red zone.
"I know I can still play, I know I can dominate in the red zone," Burress, 35, said. "In those one-on-one opportunities, just succeed at a high rate. I know I can." Burress might be a factor near the goal line, but he's not expected to play a major offensive role between the 20s as the No. 4 or 5 receiver.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Mar 13 '13
Steelers re-signed Plaxico Burress.
Presumably, it's a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. Burress, 36 in August, caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in four games with the Steelers last season. If he makes the team, he'll be no more than the fourth or fifth receiver.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Mar 12 '13
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers are planning to re-sign free agent Plaxico Burress "in the coming days."
Per La Canfora, it'll be a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum. Plax still has a big name, but his game has been far less notable since an 18-month prison sentence on weapons charges in New York kept him out of football for all of 2009 and 2010. Burress appeared in four games in Pittsburgh last year, catching three balls and scoring once. He'll turn 36 before the upcoming season.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Dec 31 '12
Plaxico Burress said he plans to keep playing in 2013.
Burress appeared in four games for the Steelers in 2012 and caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. The 35-year-old may plan to keep playing, but he's going to need a team to offer him a job. If it wasn't for the Steelers getting depleted at the receiver position in late November, Burress likely would have been hanging out with Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson on the street for the entire year.