Roethlisberger says he’s been in frequent contact with Burress since Burress was released from prison, and he’s excited about what Burress can do when he returns to the football field.
“I’ve talked to Plax a number of times in the last couple of weeks,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I told him, ‘Hey, if you came back here that would be awesome, but I’m just happy to see you playing again’ because he’s a good guy.”
Roethlisberger has said previously how much he’d love to have a taller receiver (sometimes angering the Steelers’ shorter receivers in the process), so it’s no surprise that he’d like to get Burress back in Pittsburgh. It would be a surprise, however, if the people who make the decisions in Pittsburgh agree with Roethlisberger.