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Plaxico Burress

Plaxico Burress - #80 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 232 lbs.
Birthday 08/12/1977
Birthplace Norfolk, VA
College Michigan State
Years played 12
Drafted 2000, 1st round, 8th pick by Steelers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
3 42 1

Ravens defeat Steelers in defensive struggle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:12 a.m. ET
The Ravens shut down Byron Leftwich, and Jacoby Jones supplied the offense they needed to grab control of the AFC North.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens inching away from pack

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens took a big step toward gaining control in the AFC North by winning at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Key matchup: Ravens passing game vs. Steelers pass defense

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Much rides on Ravens QB Joe Flacco's play on Sunday night, writes PFW senior editor Mike Wilkening. 

Decision making among Leftwich's assets

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger out with rib and shoulder injuries, the focus turns to how the Steelers' offense will function with backup Byron Leftwich at the controls.

Steelers promote LB McFadden

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted LB Marshall McFadden to the active roster and placed LB Chris Carter on injured reserve.

Steelers QB Roethlisberger has rare rib injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a rare rib injury that is a bigger concern than his shoulder injury.

Steelers rule Roethlisberger out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Steelers confirmed that QB Byron Leftiwch will start in Sunday night’s game against the Ravens for the injured Ben Roethlisberger. 

Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Mike Tomlin called Ben Roethlisberger "questionable" with a sprained shoulder Tuesday but otherwise offered little detail.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

Roethlisberger hurt, Steelers survive

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
The Steelers beat the Chiefs 16-13 in overtime on Monday night as Mike Wallace caught a TD pass and Ben Roethlisberger injured his right shoulder.

AFC North Spin cycle: Bengals primed to rally?

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals started the second half with a huge win. Now, can they make a run? We explore in the AFC North "Spin cycle."

Steelers sign WR Gilreath, release DT Ta'amu

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted WR David Gilreath to the active roster from the practice squad and released rookie DT Alameda Ta'amu.

Once again, Steelers' defense in strong form

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Steelers' defense is again one of the NFL's best, and there are many reasons for Pittsburgh's success, the way we hear it. 

Key matchup: Chiefs pass defense vs. Steelers passing game

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
How the Chiefs cope with the Steelers' potent passing game will be a story line to watch on Monday night.

Steelers WR Sanders plans to fight league fine

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders plans to contest the $15,000 penalty he received from the league for a supposedly fake injury.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
The Steelers re-signed Burress on Tuesday.||||||| Burress should provide depth with the Steelers losing Mike Wallace in free agency, but he struggled to get onto the field after returning to the Steelers last November.
Posted Nov. 25, 2012
Burress is active and will play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will not have Antonio Brown when they face the Browns.||||||| Burress was re-signed earlier this week by the Steelers, who drafted him in 2000. Burress was needed because of injuries to Brown (ankle) and Jerricho Cotchery (ribs). Emmanuel Sanders will start for Brown, who was listed as questionable all week and was limited in practice.
Posted Nov. 20, 2012
Pittsburgh is considering bringing Burress back to provide depth at wide receiver.||||||| The Steelers (6-4) are down two receivers at the moment after Jerricho Cotchery fractured his ribs in Sunday night's loss to Baltimore. Antonio Brown has missed the last two games with an ankle injury. Burress spent the first five seasons of his career with the Steelers from 2000-2004.
Posted Aug. 12, 2012
Burress is in New England for a workout with the Patriots. A person with knowledge of the tryout tells The Associated Press that Burress had been invited to Foxborough, Mass., to work out for the AFC champions.||||||| Burress spent last season with the Jets after finishing a 20-month prison sentence on a gun charge. New York did not re-sign Burress, who turned 35 on Sunday.
Posted Dec. 22, 2011
New York Jets wide receivers Plaxico Burress and Jeremy Kerley are full participants at practice after getting over illnesses that limited them.||||||| Burress is back after being limited on Wednesday. Both will be fine for the Jets' showdown Saturday with the Giants.

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