The Steelers signed free agent receiver Plaxico Burress on Tuesday, shortly after Burress went through a workout at the team’s facility, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he has little doubt that Burress is ready to contribute right away.
“He’s in really good physical condition based on the workout I just saw,” Tomlin said. “He’s got very good body control for a big man. He can drop his weight at break points. Obviously, he’s no stranger to football.”
Burress is no stranger to Pittsburgh, where he played his first five NFL seasons, although he is a stranger to coordinator Todd Haley’s offense. But Burress said he’s familiar with the Steelers’ offensive terminology and doesn’t see any reason he can’t be ready to go quickly.
“It’s good to be back,” Burress said.
It would be very good for the Steelers, who are down to third-string quarterback Charlie Batch, if Burress can provide a spark to the passing game.