Earlier today free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress met with Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin and Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert to discuss his possible role with the six time NFL championship team.
According to Colbert, the Steelers are interested in Burress, but whether they can come up with the money to sign him remains to be seen.
“Drew [Rosenhaus], his agent, is interested, and we’re certainly interested,” Colbert said. “So where it goes, we will find out.”
If Plax and the Steelers do come to an agreement, it wouldn’t be the 33-year-old’s first time donning black and yellow.
Burress, who was released from prison June 6 after serving a two-year sentence stemming from a weapons charge, played with Pittsburgh from 2000 to 2004 before joining the New York Giants as a free agent.
In addition to Pittsburgh, Burress spent about 90 minutes on Friday evening meeting with Giants coach Tom Coughlin, general manager Jerry Reese, owner John Mara and several of his former teammates.
“I would say it was positive conversations all the way around,” Reese said. “I thought we had a good visit. We will see what comes out of this. Again, we don’t bring people in for the fun of it. We bring people in to investigate if it’s a possibility for the New York Giants. We think it’s probably a possibility and we will see where it goes.”