Wideout Plaxico Burress returns to Steelers

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

Burress impressed Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert during a brief workout early Tuesday even though he hasn’t played since the end of the 2011 season.

”He’s in really good physical condition based on the workout I just saw,” Tomlin said. ”He’s got very good body control for a big man.”

Burress played last season with the New York Jets, hauling in 45 receptions and eight touchdowns.

The Steelers hosted Burress to patch up their injury-ravaged receiving corps.

Starting wideout Antonio Brown has missed the past two games due to a sprained ankle, and Jerricho Cotchery fractured his ribs in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Burress spent his first five seasons with the Steelers before signing as a free agent with the New York Giants in 2005.

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