(NEW YORK) — Wide receiver Plaxico Burress went from questioning his football future to being reunited with his football past. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Burress to a contract after working out for the team.
Burress spent the first seasons of his career with Pittsburgh, where his NFL career took off. He spent last season with the New York Jets, but had trouble catching on with another team up until now.
“I’m very excited to be back in the black and gold where it all started,” Burress told ESPN Tuesday. “It’s a great situation for me to be in. I just want to go in, fill my role and do well.”
The Steelers have been dealing with numerous injuries to their offense, specifically to their wide receivers. Antonio Brown has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury and Jericho Cotchery fractured his ribs during the team’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
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