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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

Hampton and Starks should return for Steelers

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Steelers NT Casey Hampton and OLT Max Starks, both injured in the team's Week One win, will return for their Week Three matchup vs. the Buccaneers.

Steelers use turnovers to top Titans

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh forced seven turnovers in defeating the Tennessee Titans 19-11 Sunday.

Dixon injured; Batch in at QB for Steelers

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Steelers have made Charlie Batch their QB after Dennis Dixon was carted off following a knee injury vs. the Titans.

Steelers concerned by shortage of deep threats

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
Mike Wallace is the only dependable receiver on the Pittsburgh roster with the ability to stretch the field, according to AFC North Whispers, and that has the team worried.

Steelers release QB Leftwich, plan to re-sign him next week

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
In a surprising move on Saturday, the Steelers released backup QB Byron Leftwich and activated DE Steve McLendon from the practice squad.

Three linemen visit Steelers

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Three linemen visited the Steelers Friday as they look to add some depth in the trenches. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported that DE Baraka Atkins, OT Allen Barbre and OG Donald Thomas all visited the Steelers.

Steelers have short-term focus without Roethlisberger

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
With QB Ben Roethlisberger out of the lineup, the Steelers' focus is squarely on the here and now. 

Steelers QB Leftwich limited in practice

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich, who missed the season opener against Atlanta with a sprained left knee, practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

Steelers' defense, Mendenhall's burst differences vs. Falcons

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
It's only one win, but the Steelers' 15-9 victory over Atlanta is loaded with positive indicators for a team without QB Ben Roethlisberger for three more games.

Report: Steelers starting OLT Starks to miss one month

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Steelers starting OLT Max Starks suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's' season-opening victory over the Falcons. He is expected to miss one month.

Mendenhall's OT run leads Steelers past Falcons 15-9

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall ran 50 yards for a touchdown 2:35 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a shaky start by replacement quarterback Dennis Dixon and a missed field goal attempt late in regulation to beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-9 ...

Redman gets chance as Steelers' short-yardage back

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
As third-year QB Dennis Dixon gets a chance to start with Ben Roethlisberger out for the first four games of the season, second-year RB Isaac Redman gets his own opportunity to carve out a role in the Steelers' offense, albeit ...

Study calls Cowboys most popular team

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
In a study released Thursday by Nielsen, the Cowboys ranked as the most popular team in the league.

QB Dixon named Steelers' starter for opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Dennis Dixon will start in the season opener vs. Atlanta on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, according to multiple media outlets, including the club's official Web site.

Steelers announce practice squad, captains

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
The Steelers announced their eight-player practice squad and team captains Monday.

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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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