Steelers meet with free agent WR Burress
Saturday, July 30, 2011
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have met with free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert, owner Art Rooney and coach Mike Tomlin all met with the 34-year-old wide out on Saturday morning, and Burress was expected to spend the day with the team. Burress spent five years with the Steelers, who drafted him in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
Burress was released from prison on June 6 after serving 20 months for a gun charge. He sat down with New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin on Friday.
Colbert said Burress looked "great" and is interested in returning to the Steelers. However, Colbert isn't sure how much it would cost to sign Burress, who hasn't played since the 2008 season.