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The Pittsburgh Steelers hope two familiar faces can help them bounce back from their first defeat in more than a month.
With veteran Charlie Batch under center and Plaxico Burress back where his career began, the visiting Steelers look to continue their dominance over the snake-bit Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Pittsburgh (6-4) has a firm grasp on a wild-card spot, but there is certainly reason for concern as injuries continue to mount. Already without safety Troy Polamalu, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss a second straight game with a sprained right shoulder and dislocated first rib.
Backup QB Byron Leftwich is also out after suffering a broken rib Sunday night when the Steelers' four-game winning streak ended with a 13-10 loss to Baltimore.
Enter the 37-year-old Batch, who is 5-2 while starting in place of Roethlisberger over the last decade. He was an economical 15 of 22 for 208 yards in a 27-0 win over St. Louis in his last start Dec. 24.
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According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers have signed wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
Plaxico Burress signs with #steelers
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) November 20, 2012
With injuries to both Antonio Brown and Jericho Cotchery, the Steelers needed to add depth at receiver.
This is somewhat of a homecoming for Burress who was drafted by the Steelers...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told the media that he was very impressed with Plaxico Burress’ work out and says he’s in good shape.
“He’s in really good physical condition based on the workout I just saw,” said Tomlin, per Steelers.com. “He’s got very good body control for a big man. He can drop his weight at break points. Obviously, he’s no stranger...
(Eds: Updates throughout) By CHRIS ADAMSKI Associated Press Mike Wallace is in his fourth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, so the wide receiver is familiar with all this talk about Charlie Batch.
Asked if it was at all concerning that the man throwing the ball to him on Sunday will soon be 38 years old, Wallace shrugged.
''He's been old,'' he said of Batch...
Charlie Batch is basically an assistant coach. He help Mike Tomlin on the sidelines anytime he needs it. He motivates players. But he's also a back-up quarterback still. As a third-string QB, it's difficult to foresee a situation where he would start, but the Steelers are in that exact situation this week. And Batch says he's ready.
According to Paul Zeise...
Plaxico Burress is ready to get back to work.
The veteran wide receiver says he still thinks there's plenty of football in him and he sees no reason why he can't play for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday against Cleveland. The Steelers (6-4) signed the 35-year-old Burress on Tuesday to shore up an injury-depleted receiving corps.
Burress spent the first five seasons of...
While Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recovers from a shoulder injury, he and his wife welcomed a son. Roethlisberger announced the news on his website Thursday. His wife Ashley gave birth to Benjamin Jr., the couple's first child, at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday evening. He weighed 7 lbs. and 1 oz. "We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is making good progress as he continues to recover from rib and shoulder injuries and is still considered to be week-to-week at this point.
With the Steelers so depleted at the quarterback position, Roethlisberger might serve as the emergency quarterback on Sunday.
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The result of Sunday’s game isn’t the only thing that has Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley a little ticked off. He apparently isn’t taking too kindly to Ray Rice‘s postgame antics either.
Woodley used Twitter to school everyone on proper Terrible Towel etiquette on Monday night. According to the Pro Bowler, use of the famous Pittsburgh rally towel is reserved strictly for...
With Ben Roethlisberger — and now Byron Leftwich — sidelined with rib and shoulder injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers are on the hunt for more depth behind new starting quarterback Charlie Batch. To that end, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Steelers will host former Philadelphia Eagles backup Mike Kafka for workouts today, according to sources who…