“Positive” remains the operative word after Plaxico Burress’ first two free-agent visits since getting out of jail.
After a reportedly “positive” visit with the Giants on Friday night, Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Saturday sit-down was “a positive.”
Burress had two meals with Steelers officials, including players who tried to woo him to return, and it appears based on Bouchette’s report that Plaxico told someone during the visit that he’s not going back to the Giants.
Meanwhile, Bouchette writes that Steelers backup quarterback Byron Leftwich had worked out with Burress in Miami during the lockout, and that Burress did not look like he had been away from the game for two full seasons.
The Jets reportedly plan to make a big push for Plaxico. Bouchette writes that the 49ers also are interested, but that San Francisco is regarded as a long shot.