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Plaxico Burress Meets with Steelers After Visiting Giants


Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress speaks to the media moments after being released from the Oneida County Correction Facility in Rome, NY, Monday, June 6, 2011. Burress was released from prison on Monday after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

Plaxico Burress visited an old team for the second straight day on Saturday, meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers as he continues his tour of the two teams he played for before going to prison.

After Burress met with the New York Giants on Friday in a meeting that was described as “positive” by Giants general manager Jerry Reese, Burress had a date with Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Saturday morning.


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There were no contact negotiations during the meeting, but the Steelers said they’re interested with the man who they drafted in the first-round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

“Drew [Rosenhaus], his agent, is interested, and we’re certainly interested,” Colbert said, according to ESPN. “So where it goes, we will find out.”

Although Burress does come with some baggage after he was released from prison earlier this summer after serving 20 months in prison for a gun charge, after he walked into a Manhattan club with a gun tucked away in his sweatpants, he does bring one thing that many teams covet in a receiver: Height.

Burress also met with Tom Coughlin Friday evening, the coach he disagreed with at times during the four years he spent with the Giants. Although both sides have had disagreements in the past, the talks weren’t just for show, GM Jerry Reese said.

“We don’t bring guys in just for the fun of it,” Reese said, according to the Associated Press. “We won’t bring a guy in if we’re not serious about the possibility of signing him to our football club.”

ESPN reported that Burress is also interested in the Philadelphia Eagles, who came out of nowhere to sign Nnamdi Asomugha, the talented cornerback who was coveted by several teams with money to spend, including the New York Jets.

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