Plaxico Burress WR PIT Dec 22 '78
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 Dec 21 '78
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 Oct 11 '78
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.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Sep 26 '78
Steelers declared WR Plaxico Burress, QB Byron Leftwich, LG Willie Colon, OT Mike Adams, CB Ike Taylor, CB Cortez Allen and DT Al Woods inactive for Week 15 against the Cowboys.
Taylor and Allen's absence leaves Pittsburgh perilously thin at cornerback. Keenan Lewis and Curtis Brown should get the call against Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. The Steelers will get first-round rookie OG David DeCastro (knee surgery) back, however. He'll start and make his NFL debut at right guard.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Sep 17 '78
Plaxico Burress was on the field for just one snap versus the Ravens in Week 13.
As expected, Plax is a non-factor for the Steelers. With Jerricho Cotchery and Antonio Brown now healthy, Burress is a good bet to be a healthy scratch in Week 14. "He's been around long enough to understand where he fits right now," said OC Todd Haley.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Sep 05 '78
Plaxico Burress was held without a catch on one official target in the Steelers' Week 12 loss to the Browns.
Playing a very limited package of plays, Burress was actually targeted twice. The first ball was a little too wide for him and it bounced off his fingers. The second ws a pure jump ball in the end zone that resulted in a pass interference call on Sheldon Brown. Burress didn't show poorly, but he'll be the Steelers No. 4 wideout in Week 13 with Antonio Brown (ankle) due back. As expected, there's no fantasy appeal here.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Sep 05 '78
Mike Wallace confirms that the team has penciled Plaxico Burress into the game plan as a red zone option.
Burress, 35, doesn't know the offense yet, so a red zone option is about all he can offer to the team on the field. His new Steelers teammates do note that Burress has taken on a leadership role in film study and on the practice field, though. Burress isn't a fantasy option at the moment.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Sep 01 '78
Plaxico Burress said he expects to play in a red-zone package designed for him.
The red zone is about the only place a 35-year-old Burress could even think about being an asset in right now. He doesn't know Todd Haley's system and won't play ahead of Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown (questionable, ankle) or Emmanuel Sanders. Expect a fistful of plays for Burress most weeks.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Aug 31 '781 Comment
The Steelers plan to sign WR Plaxico Burress.
Antonio Brown (ankle) is questionable for Week 12 and Jerricho Cotchery (ribs) is out. The Steelers liked what they saw out of Burress in a Tuesday workout and will add him as mere depth behind healthy wideouts Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders. The 35-year-old Burress has been on the street since last season, when he recorded 45 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns for the Jets. There's no fantasy upside here with Brown close to a return and Charlie Batch set to start against the Browns Sunday.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Aug 31 '78
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers have scheduled a physical for free agent Plaxico Burress.
Antonio Brown remains out with a high ankle sprain, and fill-in third receiver Jerricho Cotchery suffered an undisclosed injury in Sunday night's loss to the Ravens. The Steelers likely wouldn't have made their interest in Plax known unless they intended to sign him. It sounds like this deal should get done by Tuesday. Burress, 35, has been out of football this season. He caught 45 balls for 612 yards and eight touchdowns with the Jets in 2011.