Plaxico Burress | WR | Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted: 8/9/2013 4:10pm et
The last wide receiver spot for the Pittsburgh Steelers was believed to be a battle between WRs Plaxico Burress (shoulder) and Jerricho Cotchery. With Burress suffering a torn rotator cuff in practice Thursday, Aug. 8, a potential season-ending injury, it might be good news for Cotchery.
Huddle Up: Not really the way you want to win a job, but Cotchery will take it as he preps for his 3rd season with the Steelers. Still, barring more WR maladies in thr Steel City, Cotchery won't be a fantasy factor.
Posted: 8/9/2013 12:22am et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and could miss the entire 2013 season.
Huddle Up: Burress will turn 36 next week, and something like this at this stage of the game, it could be a career-ending injury for Plax, who had only 3 catches in 3 games last season. He was competing for one of the final WR spots on the Steelers as it was.
Posted: 6/9/2013 1:01pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress said he believes he can be a factor in the red zone because of his size. 'I know I can still play, I know I can dominate in the red zone,' Burress said. 'Just go out and play at a high percentage. In those one-on-one opportunities, just succeed at a high rate. I know I can. Being out there last year, I drew double coverage in the red zone without hardly playing, I think teams will have to respect that.'
Huddle Up: Last we checked, the 35-year-old Burress still towers over most DBs at 6-foot-5, and to the WR's point, he had a combined 34 TD catches over his past 4 full seasons.
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.