On a day full of news, Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting via Twitter that free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress is expected to go to Pittsburgh to meet with and take a physical for the Steelers.
Burress last played for the New York Jets in 2011, when he had 45 catches and 612 yards and eight touchdowns.
This could mean that wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery might have suffered a serious injury late in the Monday night game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers might also be expecting to be without wide receiver Antonio Brown another week as well in addition. Brown is currently recovering from a high ankle sprain suffered a few weeks ago in the win over the New York Giants.
Currently the Steelers only have three healthy wide receivers on the roster in the form of Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders, and David Gilreath, who was promoted to the 53 man roster just a few weeks ago. The Steelers also have receivers Toney Clemons and Derrick Moye signed to the practice squad in addition.