Plaxico Burress | WR | Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted: 3/12/2013 9:50pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed WR Plaxico Burress Tuesday, Mar. 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, although it's believed to be a 1-year deal.
Huddle Up: This is little consolation to Steelers fans after losing Mike Wallace to Miami. Burress, who will turn 36 in August, caught 3 passes for 42 yards and a TD in a 4-game stint with the Black & Gold at the end of last season.
Posted: 12/8/2012 5:30pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress is not expected to be active for the team's Week 14 game with WR Jerricho Cotchery (rib) returning from a rib injury. Burress said he would not be a distraction if he does not play. 'Like I told the guys upstairs, I am willing to go out and fulfill whatever role is presented to me, and I stand by that,' Burress said. 'Whenever they put me in the game, I want to answer the call.' Burress has yet to make a catch since joining the team. He's been targeted only two times and has played only 12 of 132 snaps.
Huddle Up: The 12 snaps and 2 targets may very well wind up being the extent of Burress' "contribution" this season depending on the Steelers' wideout injury situation down the stretch.
Posted: 11/24/2012 11:37pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Charlie Batch said WR Plaxico Burress did well during practice this week and did not show any rust. Batch is not concerned about the lack of time Burress has received to learn the playbook because he is familiar with the routes the team will be using.
Huddle Up: It's pretty hard for height to show rust, and you can count on Batch and Burress testing the Browns' secondary Sunday with some fade routes and jump balls utilizied the WR's 6-foot-5 frame.
Posted: 11/22/2012 12:06am et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress said he's unsure how he'll be used in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns. He'll be the No. 3 or 4 wide receiver on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: Burress has been sitting at home all season, but with the Steelers without key reserve Jerricho Cotchery and, possibly, starter Antonio Brown, Burress likely will be pressed into action sooner rather than later. Take a flier on the 6-foot-5 Burress snaring a TD catch if you're at the bottom of the WR barrel in a deep league.
Posted: 11/21/2012 11:26am et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress will see some snaps in Week 12, and the team has designed a package of plays for him in the red zone.
Huddle Up: Let's see; you have a tall wideout known for his ability to go up and get the ball, any idea what that special red zone package for Plax might entail?
Posted: 11/20/2012 1:19pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to sign free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) after having him in for a workout Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: This is a depth signing for the Steelers, who are still without Antonio Brown. Considering Burress will have Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotcherry in front of him on the depth chart and Charlie Batch under center, there is zero value here.
Posted: 11/19/2012 10:40pm et
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers will work out free-agent WR Plaxico Burress on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Burress, originally drafted by the Steelers in 2000, could be on the verge of re-signing with his former team, which is hurting at WR with Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery banged up. Burress, who wasn't re-signed by the Jets after last season, has worked out for several teams since but hasn't been offered a contract. If Burress signs with the Steelers, he'll rate fantasy consideration mainly in deeper leagues.
Posted: 8/13/2012 7:46pm et
The New England Patriots are not expected to sign free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets).
Huddle Up: It looks like the search for a new team will go on for Burress, who worked out for the Patriots on Sunday. A number of teams have been rumored to have interest in the 6-foot-5 wideout this offseason, but none have followed through with a contract offer. Burress had 45 catches for 612 yards and 8 TDs with the Jets in 2011.
Posted: 8/12/2012 7:05pm et
The New England Patriots are scheduled to work out free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) Sunday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: This is the latest team rumored to have an interest in Burress but the first one he's had an official workout with since departing the Jets as an unrestricted free agent in March. It's a little surprising considering that the 6-foot-5 wideout had eight TD receptions among his 45 catches in New York last season. Burress is 35 -- his birthday, coincidentally was Sunday -- but he did miss two seasons (2009 and '10) due to his legal troubles and prison sentence. Wherever he lands, Burress has fantasy value as a red-zone target.