Report: Ravens Would Consider Signing Plaxico Burress
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Former Steeler wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been in jail since 2009 for shooting himself in the leg at a New York City nightclub.
His two-year sentence will come to an end this June, and according to NFL.com, one team is considering adding him to their roster.
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said, “I don’t know Plaxico Burress at all; I’ve never met him, but we’d consider him; we’d consider anybody. It just depends on where he’s at. I’d like to find out what kind of person he is, to see where he’s really at in his life.”
The Ravens have been looking to upgrade their wide receiver position over the past year to give more options to quarterback Joe Flacco.
This season, the Ravens added Anquan Boldin and T.J. Housmanzadeh to their receiving core, but they proved ineffective at key times during the season.
Burress was drafted by the Steelers in 2000 at the eighth pick.
He played five season with the Steelers from 2000 to 2005 recording 4,164 yards on 261 receptions and had 22 touchdowns. His best season with the Steelers was in 2002 when he had 1,325 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.