Plaxico Burress is back on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to Yahoo Sports, the 35-year-old receiver was signed to the team after a brief workout on Tuesday morning. Burress hasn’t played since the end of the 2011 season but Coach Mike Tomlin said that he was impressed with his new wide receiver.
“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.”
The Steelers decided to sign Burress after losing Jerricho Cotchery on Sunday night. Antonio Brown has also been on the sidelines for the last two weeks with an injured ankle.
Burress spent his first five NFL seasons with the Steelers. He played for the New York Giants starting in 2005 and won a Super Bowl a few years later. Burress is probably best known, however, for getting arrested after shooting himself in a New York nightclub.
Burress served a 20-month prison sentence before returning to the league, this time with the New York Jets, in 2011.
NJ.com reports that the 6-4 Steelers also signed a new quarterback. The Steelers signed Brian Hoyer to add some extra depth to the QB position. Pittsburgh is currently playing with their third string quarterback, Charlie Batch, after both Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich suffered injuries.
Do you think Plaxico Burress will be able to produce for the Steelers?