Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/25/14

Via NESN:

The Steelers are already set to start veteran quarterback Charlie Batch this weekend due to Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich‘s injuries, and now they may have another familiar face returning.

Pittsburgh is bringing Plaxico Burress in for a work out on Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Burress started his career with the Steelers in 2000 as the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft. Burress last played for Pittsburgh in 2004 before signing with the New York Giants.

Burress played last season for the New York Jets, where he caught 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. He missed the 2009 and 2010 NFL seasons while serving almost two years in prison for accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a night club. Burress worked out for the Patriots before the 2012 season, but left without a contract. The Jets did not want to bring back Burress this season because they thought he was detrimental to Mark Sanchez‘s development, according to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.

Burress and Batch were teammates in Pittsburgh from 2002 to 2004. There is no word on whether or not the Steelers plan to bring back Antwaan Randle-El, Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala or Mark Bruener.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mich. St. upset with Michigan over spear planted on field

TCU puts up 82 points in win over Texas Tech

Agent: Joe Maddon prepared to sit out season if need be

Report: Chandler Jones could miss rest of season

Report: Army football enticed recruits with alcohol, women

Report: Kobe viewed Dwight Howard's departure as 'positive'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Lions suspend CJ Mosley, send him home from London

Federal judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

Report: Bucs sign Gerald McCoy to seven-year extension

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans about booing

Report: Shonn Greene arrested after parking in handicap spot

Report: Joe Maddon wants a very hefty salary

LSU knocks off No. 3 Ole Miss

Miss. St. returns onside kick for TD in win over Kentucky

Bad idea: Couple goes blackface for Ray Rice Halloween costume

WATCH: Kentucky DB Blake McClain lays out Miss. St. WR

WATCH: Dwyane Wade videobombs himself

PHOTO: Blue Jackets forward came real close to losing his eye

WATCH: 350-pound Arkansas lineman throws TD pass

Penn State fans blew air horns outside Ohio State's hotel?

WATCH: Oregon's Charles Nelson has impressive punt return TD

WATCH: American flag rips during Game 3 national anthem

WATCH: Tony Parker draws foul by simply yelling 'hey'

Video: Tom Izzo takes the stage with KISS on Midnight Madness

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

MSU upset with Michigan over spear

Couple in Ray Rice Blackface costume

Report: Army enticed recruits with alcohol, women

Penn State fans blew air horn at Ohio State players' hotel?

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.