Plaxico Burress visited the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday for a workout. After head coach Mike Tomlin saw his conditioning, Burress was immediately signed. Burress spent the first five years of his career with the Steelers.
Last season, Burress played for the New York Jets. According to ESPN,
even though Burress missed the 2009 and 2010 seasons, he was highly
successful for the Jets. He had 45 receptions and eight touchdowns.
Burress is a highly versatile wide receiver. He’s able to utilize his
6-foot-5 height to his advantage and jump over cornerbacks for
During an after workout interview, the AP
reported that Tomlin said about Burress, "He’s in really good physical
condition based on the workout I just saw....He’s got very good body
control for a big man. He can drop his weight at break points and
obviously he’s no stranger to football."
This is very convenient for the Steelers because they were in need of
a good receiver after Jerricho Cotchery fractured his ribs last Sunday.
The Steelers have been struggling with injuries all year.