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Plaxico breakfasts with Steelers

Posted on: July 30, 2011 11:05 am
Edited on: July 30, 2011 1:22 pm
BurressPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Since free agent Plaxico Burress was released from prison, there has been no shortage of rumors of where the 34-year-old ultimately could resume his career.

Would it be his old team, the Giants? Apparently, they’re interested. The Bears? Not so much. The Eagles? Michael Vick certainly wouldn’t mind that. The Jets? Sounds like they might take a shot at him.

Well, what about the Steelers? If Burress’ eating habits are any indication, it sounds like Pittsburgh is a real player to land Burress.

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Ed Bouchette, Burress had breakfast with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Saturday morning. Burress also met with team president Art Rooney and GM Kevin Colbert, who drafted Burress in 2000 (in case you forgot, Burress played his first five seasons in the league with the Steelers).

Said Colbert to reporters: “Obviously he's interested. His agent is interested and we're interested, so where it goes we'll find out.”

Colbert said he didn’t know how much money Burress would command, but if his expectations aren’t too high -- and coming off his prison stint, I don’t know why they would be -- Burress could be a nice fit to build some depth at the WR position.

All of this depends on how much solid football Burress actually has left in his body. Which, of course, nobody knows at this point.

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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 11:50 am

Plaxico breakfasts with Steelers

Since Tomlin took over as coach, the Steelers have brought back several former Steelers, such as McFadden, Foote, and Randle El.  They just released Randle El.  If they bring back Burress, it may be for a few seasons, since he's 34 now.  Ward maybe has 2-3 seasons left.

Maybe this will really open up the passing game when they uae 3 and 4 WR sets, especially with speedy young receivers Mike Wallace and Emanuel Sanders.  If the price is right, they should try to sign him.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 11:47 am

Plaxico breakfasts with Steelers

Pittsburgh definitely represents a great opportunity for Burress and I wouldn't be surprised to see him go back there, but I still think he signs back with the Giants.

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 11:33 am

Plaxico breakfasts with Steelers

Could we please hurry and get this done. We need him, he seems to want to come back so sign him before someone else does. Heck didn't you read We, mean the Steelers are the new (Bad Boys) in the NFL.

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