Plaxico Burress To Meet With Steelers

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — KDKA-TV has learned former Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress is coming to Pittsburgh to meet with the team.

Burress was a favorite receiver of Ben Roethlisberger before he left for the New York Giants where he became a Super Bowl champion and caught the game-winning TD pass to end the perfect season of the New England Patriots.

Mike Tomlin is known to have an open door policy with players and the Steelers believe this is worth the effort to find out if it could work.

But the Steelers are not the only team interested in Burress. His other former team, the Giants, have also shown considerable interest.

Reports in New York indicate they might be willing to sign him to a two-year $10 million deal.

Burress has not played football in two-and-a-half years after being convicted on gun charges in New York.

He’s older, but in good shape.

KDKA’s Bob Pompeani saw Burress last week while he was in Miami and asked him if he would be interested in a return to Pittsburgh. He said, “Absolutely” if it all worked out.

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  • Dave

    He’ll fit right in with the latest off-field antics of our criminals.

  • Anonymous

    My exact thoughts! Hasnt caught a pass in over 2 years and wants that kind of money.Get real!

  • elliot lincoln

    My exact thoughts. Hasnt played ball in 2 years and wants 5 mil a year. Get real and get lost!

  • ShelB

    No catch-a-co Burress. He’s not wanted in Pittsburgh. Hopefully the Giants will get him. Once an a** always an a**. Never liked him when he played for us before he went to prison.

  • Eddie Yount

    Can you imagine having him and Wallace …

  • Ryan S.

    I say sign him, he should have no problem fitting in with the drunk drivers, sexual predators and thugs already on the roster.

  • Anonymous

    Gee I guess we forget about Deon Figures, Jimmy smith and our favorite Ernie Holmes

  • Anonymous

    What thugs???Just because these young guys have the hair braided doesn’t make them thugs. And how many of you perfectioists have had ” a couple beers” and driven?

    • Dan

      He had a LOT more than a couple of beers.

  • Anonymous

    What thugs?? What a racist term!! And Is uppose none of you ever had a few beers and drove a car. Get a life!!

  • CharlotteSteelers/Pens/Pirate/PittFan

    We tried bringing back an old pittsburgh star earlier with Jagr and failed so lets not try it again with another that will not chose us over the $ sign

  • Anonymous

    Lets follow Pitt with criminal players … maybe we can get Michael Vick …. What happened to the city where character counts?

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