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.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I have Complete faith in Tomlin, the Rooney’s and everyone else who gave the thumbs up. LET’S GO STEELERS #SteelerNation

  • JT

    Ben’s gotta be pissed. Bring back his guy only when he’s got a dislocated rib.

  • Matt Lipner

    Hopefully he will stick around and make a contribution the rest of the year. In light of all the injuries, I think he is a good upgrade to our WR corps.

  • I would like to see something out of Hoyer as well. It would be nice to have someone a little younger with long term backup potential.

  • SteelerDave

    I cannot help but wonder just how much Wallace is kicking himself for turning the Steelers last offer. Perhaps this is not ideal offense for a one trick pony but he has sure shown that the only asset he brings is speed. Steeler brass must be smiling because if we do bring him back he is likely to get at best from any other team less than the best offer we made in the off-season. Way to gamble in the money game Mike – and loose.

    As for Plax coming back, I must wonder just how much speed and separation ability he still has left at age 35. I doubt very much but he does have some size and toughness.