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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:16:08 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers placed WR Plaxico Burress (shoulder) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Aug. 13, and signed free-agent WR Tyler Shaw (Cardinals) to an undisclosed deal in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The loss of Burress puts more onus on Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders in the receiving game this year. Jerricho Cotchery will also see a bigger role as the No. 3 receiver. The Steelers aren't expected to air the ball out all that much, though, so the boost to Brown and Sanders isn't drastic.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:42:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress (shoulder) underwent season-ending rotator cuff surgery Monday, Aug. 12. The surgery could also be career ending as well.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:19:30 -0700
The last wide receiver spot for the Pittsburgh Steelers was believed to be a battle between WRs Plaxico Burress (shoulder) and Jerricho Cotchery. With Burress suffering a torn rotator cuff in practice Thursday, Aug. 8, a potential season-ending injury, it might be good news for Cotchery.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:04:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress (shoulder) is set to have shoulder surgery Monday, Aug. 12.
Fantasy Tip: With the possibility that this could be a career ending injury, it raises the draft value of Emmanuel Sanders and possibly Markus Wheaton in deeper leagues.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:48:50 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and could miss the entire 2013 season.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:37:00 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress (arm) was carted off the field after suffering a shoulder or elbow injury during practice Thursday, Aug. 8. The severity of the injury is uncertain.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 08:32:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress said he believes he can be a factor in the red zone because of his size. "I know I can still play, I know I can dominate in the red zone," Burress said. "Just go out and play at a high percentage. In those one-on-one opportunities, just succeed at a high rate. I know I can. Being out there last year, I drew double coverage in the red zone without hardly playing, I think teams will have to respect that."
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:45:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress, who also played for the New York Jets in 2011, said QB Mark Sanchez could improve in the future. "I think he will turn the corner and become a good quarterback in the league," Burress said. "... I've said that from Day One. But he has to just go out and put it together. I believe that he will."
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez will receive competition in training camp from Greg McElroy and Geno Smith, but it's Sanchez's job to lose. If he does enough to win the job, he won't be recommended as a solid backup fantasy QB, though, given the Jets' lack of weapons on roster.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:57:55 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed Plaxico Burress to a one-year deal Tuesday, Mar. 12.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:02:33 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed WR Plaxico Burress Tuesday, Mar. 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:32:14 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers, who was arrested after a loaded .40-caliber gun was discovered in his bag at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Monday morning, will be charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon on the second degree. That is the same thing WR Plaxico Burress was charged with, and the minimum sentence to that charge is three and a half years in prison.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:47:49 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared LB Adrian Robinson, DL Al Woods, QB Byron Leftwich, CB Ike Taylor, CB Justin King, OT Mike X. Adams, WR Plaxico Burress inactive for Week 16.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:02:30 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared DL Al Woods, QB Byron Leftwich, CB Cortez Allen, CB Ike Taylor, OT Mike X. Adams, WR Plaxico Burress, OG Willie Colon inactive for Week 15.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:10:29 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (ankle), WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder), SS Troy Polamalu (rest), CB Keenan Lewis (hip) and OLB James Harrison (illness) practiced Friday, Dec. 14, and are probable for Week 15. WR Plaxico Burress (rest) was limited, and LS Greg Warren (illness) and ILB Stevenson Sylvester (illness) didn't practice. They're probable as well.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 07:07:05 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress is not expected to be active for the team's Week 14 game with WR Jerricho Cotchery (rib) returning from a rib injury. Burress said he would not be a distraction if he does not play. "Like I told the guys upstairs, I am willing to go out and fulfill whatever role is presented to me, and I stand by that," Burress said. "Whenever they put me in the game, I want to answer the call." Burress has yet to make a catch since joining the team. He's been targeted only two times and has played only 12 of 132 snaps.
Sat, 24 Nov 2012 18:49:02 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders said WR Plaxico Burress was vocal during film study this week point out the weaknesses in the Cleveland Browns secondary in preparation for their Week 12 game.
Sat, 24 Nov 2012 18:48:19 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Charlie Batch said WR Plaxico Burress did well during practice this week and did not show any rust. Batch is not concerned about the lack of time Burress has received to learn the playbook because he is familiar with the routes the team will be using.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:49:25 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress said he's unsure how he'll be used in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns, and he'll be the No. 3 or 4 wide receiver on the depth chart.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:10:58 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress will see some snaps in Week 12, and the team has designed a package of plays for him in the red zone.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:17:44 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed WR Plaxico Burress to a one-year deal Tuesday, Nov. 20. "Plaxico is in very good physical condition, from what I saw," head coach Mike Tomlin said. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:11:57 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to sign free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) after having him in for a workout Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:40:34 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers will work out free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Steelers) Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:49:06 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers will meet with free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) and take a physical.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:54:46 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) said Tuesday, Oct. 9, that he is interested in joining the Chicago Bears if they want a veteran receiver to replace the injured WR Alshon Jeffery (hand). Burress has been keeping in shape, and talked to his agent to express an interest in the team. "I'm going to tell him if an opportunity in Chicago presents itself, I want to go now," Burress said. "I just want to go out and play."
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 06:31:42 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) said he could help a team immediately because he knows he is back to his old self. "Nobody's even seen me and put me out on the field. That's the sad part about it," Burress said. "Right now, if I was to sign with a team and go out and play, I'm going to do some damage, because I'm back to being the player I know I can be." Burress added he is motivated to still find a job with a team.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:36:43 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team was not interested in re-signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress because they were looking to get younger and faster at wide receiver.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 05:24:26 -0700
The New York Jets are not expected to re-sign free-agent WR Plaxico Burress despite the injury to WR Santonio Holmes (foot). The team feels Burress would hamper QB Mark Sanchez.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:24:13 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) thought he would have signed with a team by now; however, he remains confident he will play this season. "I believe it will happen," Burress said. "I'm staying in shape ... For the next month or so I'm going to continue to work hard, see what happens, remain optimistic and when the opportunity comes I'll be ready."
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:16:34 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team is not interested in signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets), WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) or WR Terrell Owens (Seahawks) because none of them fit the team at this point.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:02:03 -0700
The Miami Dolphins reportedly have no interest in bringing in free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets).
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 18:38:42 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) has been working out in Florida and waiting for his phone to ring with an NFL club offering an opportunity to play. The New York Jets have no interest in bringing him back, although the veteran remains hopeful of being reunited with team. "I understand they are going with young guys they want to groom and have long-term goals," Burress said. "I'm not a long-term solution. One year, maybe two. If a team needs help, I'm one of the best guys you can get off the bench to get some relief. I believe I will play and land somewhere and be productive."
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:12:30 -0700
The New England Patriots are not expected to sign free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets).
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:05:07 -0700
The New England Patriots are scheduled to work out free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) Sunday, Aug. 12.
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:02:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys are not considering signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets).
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:06:40 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have held preliminary contract talks with the agent for free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets).
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:16:27 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers have not expressed any interest in free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets). The free agent has stated he is willing to take a one-year contract for the veteran minimum to play in 2012.
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:15:11 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) is willing to play for the veteran minimum this year.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 05:40:50 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) said he would be interested joining the Oakland Raiders. Head coach Dennis Allen said the team is always looking to improve the roster. "We're going to look at any options that are out there that we think can make us better," Allen said.
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:25:06 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress said he believes QB Tim Tebow could replace QB Mark Sanchez by midseason as the team's starting quarterback. "It's a possibility, you can't rule it out," Burress said. "I mean, they did bring him in for a reason. I think he's going to make Mark Sanchez a better quarterback. When they bring in somebody at your position, he's going to compete for it." Burress reportedly doesn't think much of Sanchez as a QB, and he told friends late last season he was no fan of Sanchez.
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:20:57 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) credits himself for helping the turnaround of the New York Jets in the red zone last season. He hauled in seven red-zone touchdowns, and only five NFL receivers had more than that. However, he remains unsigned.
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:13:00 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are unlikely to have much of an interest, if any, in veteran free-agent WRs Plaxico Burress, Braylon Edwards or Terrell Owens. If anything, the team might pick up a veteran who is a good role model to mentor the younger receivers.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 06:48:33 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith said free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) is an exceptional wide receiver; however, Smith would rather the team focus on giving the younger receivers on the team a chance instead of signing Burress. "We've filled our chairs in the receivers room with already a lot of guys – young and older guys. To bring in Plax (and) to let one of those guys go it wouldn't be the coach Rivera way," Smith said. "The guys that are in there, they earned those chairs for right now and allowed them to go through training camp."
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:17:39 -0700
The Carolina Panthers are not interested in signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets).
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:45:07 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) said he would like to play for the Carolina Panthers in 2012. "No doubt about it," Burress said. "My brother lives right there in Charlotte, my cousin lives there in Charlotte, and all my family is there in Columbia, South Carolina. It would just be a great situation all the way around and being close to everybody." The Panthers, however, have yet to contact Burress.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:11:29 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) said he wants to play for the Carolina Panthers this year. "Not just that, but playing with Cam (Newton), who I think is one of the top-five quarterbacks in all of football, and as long as I can remember (wideout) Steve Smith has been one of my favorites. I just think it's a great situation," Burress said.
Tue, 29 May 2012 12:37:45 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team will not look to sign free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) with WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) dinged up heading into training camp.
Wed, 23 May 2012 06:08:55 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have not shown any interest in free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets), even though Burress would love to work out for the team.
Mon, 14 May 2012 11:14:13 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said the team has not considered signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) at this point.
Sun, 13 May 2012 08:14:35 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers likely will not sign free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) this offseason.
Thu, 10 May 2012 11:04:43 -0700
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets) said he would be interested in signing with the Oakland Raiders.