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The Steelers signed quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receiver Plaxico Burress yesterday. In resulting moves they waived linebacker Marahall McFadden and running back Baron Batch.
McFadden was added to the roster last week to add line backing depth with Stevenson Sylvester and Chris Carter both injured.
Baron Batch, a second year running back, was also waived due to the need to cut another player and the depth at running back. Batch has shown promise in limited reps and was the special teams captain for a couple games so far this season.
Both players cleared waivers and have been signed to the practice squad. There was some surprise that Batch was not claimed as he is a good pass blocker, solid on special teams and has shown promise in the run game.
Hoyer was signed to back-up Charlie Batch against the Browns with Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich both Injured. There was an early week rumor that Roehlisberger could be active as an emergency quarterback, but that is unlikely. Another rumor indicates that Roehlisberger may be available for the week 13 rematch against the Ravens, but again that is unconfirmed and unlikely.
Plaxico Burress will try and add another dimension to the Steelers offense with his 6’5″ frame. Burress caught 45 passes for over 600 yards and 8 touchdowns last season. He is a big time threat near the end zone because of his size and ability to go up and get the ball. Last week the Steelers attempted a fade to Mike Wallace for a touchdown; with Burress they will be able to throw it up and let him make a play on it.
Burress and Hoyer will be active in Cleveland. The Steelers are hoping for some production out of Plaxico with Antonio Brown likely to be out again this week. Joining him on the sidelines will likely be Jerrico Cotchery (ribs), Marcus Gilbert (ankle), Ziggy Hood (back), Byron Leftwich (ribs), Troy Polamalu (calf), and Ben Roethlisberger (ribs).
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