Steelers sign receiver Plaxico Burress

The Pittsburgh Steelers had Plaxico Burress in for a visit today, and apparently thought enough to sign him to a contract after his workout.

"Plaxico is in very good physical condition, from what I saw today," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said, via ESPN.

The move reunites Burress with the team that drafted him in 2000, 8th overall. He played in Pittsburgh for 5 years before moving onto the New York Giants, where he was one of the heros in the final minutes of the Super Bowl in 2007 vs. the Patriots, catching the game-winning touchdown.

His last destination, the New York Jets, was not a memorable one, as he tried to shake the bad reputation stemming from his jail time for illegal gun possession.

The 35-year old will be put immediately to work in a Steelers receiving corps that is banged up. Starter Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery are both injured and their return is up in the air.

Also, in another move, the team grabbed another QB, free agent Brian Hoyer.

 
 

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