According to a Sunday tweet by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress, he says that he is “indeed” coming back to Pittsburgh next season.
— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) January 5, 2014
Burress, who suffered a torn rotator cuff during training camp this past season, is currently an unrestricted free agent and will turn 37 years of age prior to the 2014 season starting.
It is still way early and it’s hard to believe that a decision has already been made with Burress, but if he is indeed signed back to compete for a roster spot in 2014, it most definitely would be to a one-year qualifying contract for the veteran minimum.
Last offseason, Burress was signed on the first day of free agency to a one-year deal that included a $940,000 base salary and a $65,000 signing bonus. That veteran qualifying contract came with a $620,000 reduced cap hit.
The Steelers former first-round pick in 2000, Burress has 553 catches for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns in his career.