Amid speculation from Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that a Plaxico Burress reunion could be coming with the Steelers, G.M. Kevin Colbert said that the time hasn’t come to add a veteran receiver in response to the ongoing holdout of Mike Wallace.
Colbert declined to specifically address Burress, who visited with the Steelers last year before signing with the Jets. But Colbert told Vinnie & Cook of 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that, eventually, a veteran could be added.
“The veteran guys that are available . . . those are the guys we’ll consider later on if we’re not happy with the young guys and their development,” Colbert said. “So we’ll give the young players that we have the opportunity to compete and to improve and if you’re not satisfied that the guys you already have aren’t gonna be good enough to fill whatever void you have be it an injury or a holdout, then you’ll have to look to the veteran group.”
Colbert seemed to suggest a preference for a guy who has been in camp and was cut by another team, since those players already are active and in shape. That would make it harder to Burress to get an offer to return to Pittsburgh.
So, basically, at some point the Steelers may add a veteran receiver. And it could be Burress. Or it could be someone else. Much of it depends on when and if Mike Wallace shoes up.