Steelers Place WR Plaxico Burress On Injured Reserve; Sign WR Tyler Shaw

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress on injured reserve Tuesday following his Monday surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff suffered last week in practice. To fill his spot on the 90 man roster the team signed wide receiver Tyler Shaw.

Shaw, a 5-11, 182-pound receiver out of Northwest Missouri State, was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft, but was waived last week. During his college career, Shaw had 3,021 receiving yards on 166 receptions and 32 touchdowns.

With Burress now officially done for the season, he has more than likely played the final down of his career. He turned 36 years of age on Monday and will be hard pressed to catch on with a team next season.

I hope that Burress will stay around the team during his rehab as he will be a great mentor for the young group of receivers the Steelers will have on their 53 man roster.

  • steeltown

    Those are pretty nice stats.. I think Shaw was a track star at one point or atleast he’s supposed to be pretty fast

  • T R

    any footage on him dave?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    This is what CBS sports had on him

    Shaw was a two-sport star for the Bearcats, leading the football team in receptions each of the past two seasons and also starred on the track team, where he was named All-Region by the U.S. Track & Field Association for the 2013 indoor season.

    Shaw earned four trips to the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 60-meter hurdles.

    RECEIVING g rec yards td long rec/g avg/c avg/g
    2009 15 53 804 6 61 3.5 15.2 53.6
    2010 14 24 445 5 66 1.7 18.5 31.8
    2011 14 35 815 9 60 2.5 23.3 58.2
    2012 13 54 957 12 78 4.2 17.7 73.6
    TOTAL 56 166 3021 32 78 3.0 18.2 53.9