Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Per a report from Dan Hanzus of NFL.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers have resigned Plaxico Burress, the free agent wide receiver they drafted in the first round of the 2000 NFL draft. Burress, who holds the Steelers franchise record of 253 receiving yards in a game, has made no secret of his desire to sign on with an NFL team. The Steelers have depth issues at wide receiver after injuries sidelined Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery and at quarterback, with starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and backup Byron Leftwich both sidelined with rib injuries. The addition of Burress should give whoever starts at quarterback a big target in the red zone for the Steelers, who currently rank 20th in red zone efficiency at 48.57%. Over the last three games, that percentage has dipped to 33.33% (stats courtesy of teamrankings.com). Burress had eight touchdowns last year with the Jets in the red zone and the Steelers could sorely use his production going forward. Looking a tough schedule to finish out the year, the Steelers are facing almost must-win situations weekly to keep competitive for an AFC wild card spot. In the AFC North, they currently trail the Baltimore Ravens by two games (with the Ravens holding the tie-breaker at the moment) and are just one game ahead of the surging Cincinnati Bengals.     Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist - Shane Richardson @Shaner021The post Report: Steelers sign Plaxico Burress appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.

2 Comments:
  • Why,, He is a problem child, They have a white kid named Derek Moyer that had a fantastic career at Penn State,, tall as Plaxico, probably just as fast ,, May sound racist but when it comes to recievers unless your a big tight end you don
    't get a shot with the Steelers,, just ask that kid Grishman about it,,

  • i guess anything is possible. is Terry next?
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