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    Exclamation Plaxico Burress tax trouble and back in the Steelers rumor mill too

    I'm not saying that Plaxico is on his way back to the Steelers or that they are even seriously interested in him. Nor am I saying that I'd necessarily think he'd work out if he was signed. However make no mistake they have kept tabs on him this entire offseason. He originally wanted too much money and the team didn't need him but now with his tax situation and Wallace not showing up, who knows.

    Last week, currently unemployed Plaxico Burress admitted to being surprised that he hadn't yet signed with an NFL team. "No doubt about it," he said. "With some of the things I was able to do after being away for two years, I pretty much thought it spoke for itself. But I guess obviously not."

    Not yet, anyway. Over the weekend, we wrote of the possibility of Burress landing in either Oakland or Pittsburgh, the latter being the place where his NFL career began in 2000. Because Mike Wallace remains a holdout, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette wrote Saturday that "It's also early, but if the status quo holds -- Wallace stays away and no one joins the top three -- the Steelers may be forced to look elsewhere, either a current free agent (Plaxico Burress anyone?) or via trade."

    On Tuesday, Bouchette tweeted this update:

    "Plaxico Burress has a big back tax bill. He is unemployed. The #Steelers need a wide receiver to replace Mike Wallace. I'm told Burress wants "too much money" but something has to give and it doesn't look as though Wallace will give in any time soon."

    According to TMZ, Burress owes New York State $59,241 in back taxes which, as Bouchette notes, might make him more amenable to signing something close to a veteran minimum deal. (Hey, if it's good enough for Batman and Robin it's good enough for Plax).

    This isn't the first time we've heard of a Plaxico-Pittsburgh reunion; last summer there were similar rumblings. Burress met with the team and he would've likely returned to the Steelers -- except he wanted too much money. Instead, he signed a one-year, $3 million contract to play for the Jets.


    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-r.../post/19747061

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    I read that too. I just don't see that happening.

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    For the right price I would take Plax regardless of what Wallace does.

    Wallace, Brown, Sanders, Cotch and Plax is a pretty good set of WR's!

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    I'd like to see him back...
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    people seem to be warming up to him coming back, last year was a lot of balking. He'd be a fine addition and probably find the endzone about 10 times, and if not he commands enough attention in the endzone that sanders or brown or heath could finish with more than 2 TDs each

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    Put it this way..

    At the 10 yard line, a formation that has Miller and Plax in the redzone would give Ben huge targets!
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    I always liked Burress.........

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    burress would be a good addition, but as of right now the steelers just need to do a wait and watch approach and see what happens with wallace, unless a team loses a wr to an injury i dont see plaxico being signed anytime soon. I just hope plax takes the pay cut, i am sure he would love being back in pitt for atleast one more season.

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    Bring Plax back!

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    Here's a funny thought..

    Imagine if we signed Plex to the minimum.
    Plex comes into the game whenever we get in the redzone and of course the defense's attention has to go to him because he's our designated redzone "specialist".
    But..remember, because of him also being so huge, he's excellent at blocking for the run game too.

    Most likely we won't sign him but we could carve out a place for him.
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