Burress reportedly headed back to Steelers

Burress reportedly headed back to Steelers
November 20, 2012, 10:45 am
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Look who’s headed back to the Steelers — Plaxico Burress.

ESPN has reported that Burress, who has been out on the street as a free agent after playing last season for the Jets, will take a physical with the Steelers Tuesday as a prelude to signing with his original NFL team. The Steelers drafted Burress in the first round 12 years ago, and he played five years for Pittsburgh. He then went to the Giants before a gun charge in New York landed him in prison and cost him two years of football. He came back to play for the Jets last year (45 receptions, eight touchdowns) but wasn’t brought back.

If the Steelers, thin at wide receiver with Antonio Brown out with injury and Jerricho Cotchery getting hurt Sunday in the loss to the Ravens, do indeed sign Burress, 35, he would be on the field when Pittsburgh comes to Baltimore to face the Ravens in two weeks.

Burress has had big games against the Ravens for the Steelers. In 2001, he put together an eight-catch, 164-yard performance. In 2002, he caught two touchdowns on a five-reception day. In 2003, Burress caught six balls against the Ravens and averaged nearly 20 yards a catch.

So, Ravens fans, you should probably get those “Plexiglass” signs ready again.