Several years ago, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that he’d like to add a tall receiver to his arsenal of targets. Receiver Hines Ward didn’t appreciate the remark.
“I don’t hear Tom Brady or Peyton Manning asking for that,” Ward said at the time. “I don’t buy into height. Look at my red-zone touchdowns. I have as many as anyone in the league.”
Now, look who’s asking for a tall receiver.
According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News (via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News), Ward said Tuesday that he wants the Steelers to sign Plaxico Burress once he is released from jail.
Burress was drafted by the Steelers in 2000. He signed with the Giants in 2005.