Plaxico Burress WR PIT 11 Months
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 12 Months
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 Dec 07 '12
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 Nov 25 '12
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 Nov 24 '12
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 Nov 21 '12
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 Nov 20 '12
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 Nov 19 '12
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.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Oct 04 '12
According to the Daily News, free agent Plaxico Burress won't be back with the Jets because the team believes he's bad for Mark Sanchez's development.
Burress caught eight touchdowns for the Jets a year ago, but has drawn virtually no interest on the open market this season. The Jets chose to sign Jason Hill instead of him. Burress, 35, apparently burned his bridge with the club when he questioned Sanchez's ability after the season.
Plaxico Burress WR PIT Sep 02 '12
Free agent Plaxico Burress isn't giving up hope of re-signing with the Jets.
The NY Daily News has repeatedly reported that the Jets have "no interest" in re-signing Plax, but he's still holding out hope. "I understand they are going with young guys they want to groom and have long-term goals," Burress said. "I'm not a long-term solution. One year, maybe two." Plax "believe(s)" he's still going to catch on this year, and is willing to play for the NFL minimum.