Plaxico Burress Gets One-Year Veteran Minimum Deal Plus No. 80 From Jamie McCoy
The contract details are in for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who was signed to the 53 man roster on Tuesday.
Burress reportedly signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $925,000. The contract is not guaranteed and did not include a signing bonus.
That is not all that Burress received as Bob Labriola reports that the former first round draft pick of the Steelers also was able to get his old No. 80 from practice squad tight end Jamie McCoy in addition.
Burress wore No. 17 when he was with the New York Jets, but number of course is already occupied by wide receiver Mike Wallace.
Burress worked out for the Steelers Tuesday morning prior to his signing and reportedly looked good to head coach Mike Tomlin, who had Burress helping out at his football camp back in Virginia during the offseason.
The Steelers also signed free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer to a one-year deal worth $615,000 on Tuesday in addition. His contract also is not guaranteed and did not include a signing bonus.