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Plaxico Burress | Wide Receiver

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/12/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 232
College: Michigan State
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Free agent WR Plaxico Burress is still rehabbing his shoulder.
Burress tore his rotator cuff during training camp last August and was hit with a 7-8 month rehab timetable. But he's just working on range of motion right now and his goal is to get medically cleared in time for training camp. Even if Plax does get healthy, we'd be surprised if he stuck on a roster this season. He's entering his age-38 season. Mar 3 - 8:47 AM

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Free agent Plaxico Burress hopes to continue his playing career.

Burress is back in the news after Knicks guard Raymond Felton was arrested on gun charges. Going on 37, Burress missed all of 2013 with a torn rotator cuff. Burress has made only four appearances since he appeared in all 16 games for the Jets in 2011. He's almost certainly played his final down.
Feb 25 - 6:21 PM

Steelers placed WR Plaxico Burress on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff, ending his season.

It's likely the end of the line for the 36-year-old wideout, who was lucky to even be on a roster. If Plax has indeed played his final down, he finishes with 553 career catches for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns. Burress' career year came in 2002 with the Steelers, where he went 78/1,325/7. His numbers would have been far gaudier if not for the prison sentence that cost Plax all of 2009-10.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Plaxico Burress underwent surgery for his torn rotator cuff Monday and is done for the season.

Burress suffered the injury in Thursday's practice, and he'll be placed on season-ending injured reserve shortly. The 36-year-old's career may be over.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 07:56:00 PM

Plaxico Burress (torn rotator cuff) will undergo surgery on Monday.

It's expected to be season-ending surgery. Even if it's not, it should end 36-year-old wideout's time with the Steelers. He was only slated for a bit role this season.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Plaxico Burress suffered a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder during Thursday's camp practice, and is likely done for the year.

Because Burress is 36 years old now, it's a career-threatening injury. Plax had been running behind Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Markus Wheaton, and Jerricho Cotchery in Steelers camp. He finished 2012 with three catches for 42 yards and one touchdown in three appearances. Outside of red-zone packages, Burress was not slated for a large role in Pittsburgh's 2013 offense.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 11:40:00 PM

Plaxico Burress feels he can still "dominate" in the red zone.

"I know I can still play, I know I can dominate in the red zone," Burress, 35, said. "In those one-on-one opportunities, just succeed at a high rate. I know I can." Burress might be a factor near the goal line, but he's not expected to play a major offensive role between the 20s as the No. 4 or 5 receiver.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Steelers re-signed Plaxico Burress.

Presumably, it's a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. Burress, 36 in August, caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in four games with the Steelers last season. If he makes the team, he'll be no more than the fourth or fifth receiver.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 06:19:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers are planning to re-sign free agent Plaxico Burress "in the coming days."

Per La Canfora, it'll be a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum. Plax still has a big name, but his game has been far less notable since an 18-month prison sentence on weapons charges in New York kept him out of football for all of 2009 and 2010. Burress appeared in four games in Pittsburgh last year, catching three balls and scoring once. He'll turn 36 before the upcoming season.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Plaxico Burress said he plans to keep playing in 2013.

Burress appeared in four games for the Steelers in 2012 and caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. The 35-year-old may plan to keep playing, but he's going to need a team to offer him a job. If it wasn't for the Steelers getting depleted at the receiver position in late November, Burress likely would have been hanging out with Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson on the street for the entire year.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 02:46:00 PM

Steelers declared WR Plaxico Burress, QB Byron Leftwich, LG Willie Colon, OT Mike Adams, CB Ike Taylor, CB Cortez Allen and DT Al Woods inactive for Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Taylor and Allen's absence leaves Pittsburgh perilously thin at cornerback. Keenan Lewis and Curtis Brown should get the call against Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. The Steelers will get first-round rookie OG David DeCastro (knee surgery) back, however. He'll start and make his NFL debut at right guard.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 02:57:00 PM

Plaxico Burress was on the field for just one snap versus the Ravens in Week 13.

As expected, Plax is a non-factor for the Steelers. With Jerricho Cotchery and Antonio Brown now healthy, Burress is a good bet to be a healthy scratch in Week 14. "He's been around long enough to understand where he fits right now," said OC Todd Haley.
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 01:38:00 PM

Plaxico Burress was held without a catch on one official target in the Steelers' Week 12 loss to the Browns.

Playing a very limited package of plays, Burress was actually targeted twice. The first ball was a little too wide for him and it bounced off his fingers. The second was a pure jump ball in the end zone that resulted in a pass interference call on Sheldon Brown. Burress didn't show poorly, but he'll be the Steelers No. 4 wideout in Week 13 with Antonio Brown (ankle) due back. As expected, there's no fantasy appeal here.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 05:56:00 PM

Mike Wallace confirms that the team has penciled Plaxico Burress into the game plan as a red zone option.

Burress, 35, doesn't know the offense yet, so a red zone option is about all he can offer to the team on the field. His new Steelers teammates do note that Burress has taken on a leadership role in film study and on the practice field, though. Burress isn't a fantasy option at the moment.
Source: NFL.com
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 06:29:00 PM

Plaxico Burress said he expects to play in a red-zone package designed for him.

The red zone is about the only place a 35-year-old Burress could even think about being an asset in right now. He doesn't know Todd Haley's system and won't play ahead of Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown (questionable, ankle) or Emmanuel Sanders. Expect a fistful of plays for Burress most weeks.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 08:27:00 AM

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