Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Colts punter asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in face

NFL: Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected

Report: Okla. St. players fell asleep in drive-thru, arrested

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Mike Pettine considered benching Hoyer for Manziel

Percy Harvin speaks out: 'I'm not a perfect person'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

LeBron: Bulls are 'much better' than Cavs right now

Redskins to stick with Colt McCoy over Kirk Cousins

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Floyd Mayweather posts photo evidence of a lost bet

WATCH: Paul George takes court for first time since leg injury

Five most surprising NFL players through seven weeks

WATCH: Boxer viciously attacks referee at Euro Championships

WATCH: Salvador Perez hassles Lorenzo Cain at media session

Lane Kiffin trashed in Tennessee political ad

WATCH: Lawrence Timmons throws up on field during MNF

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

WATCH: Les Miles has classic reaction to dumb question

WATCH: Tennessee coach tried to trip Ole Miss player?

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!

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Pistorius sentenced to five years

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

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.