As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress on injured reserve Tuesday following his Monday surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff suffered last week in practice. To fill his spot on the 90 man roster the team signed wide receiver Tyler Shaw.
Shaw, a 5-11, 182-pound receiver out of Northwest Missouri State, was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft, but was waived last week. During his college career, Shaw had 3,021 receiving yards on 166 receptions and 32 touchdowns.
With Burress now officially done for the season, he has more than likely played the final down of his career. He turned 36 years of age on Monday and will be hard pressed to catch on with a team next season.
I hope that Burress will stay around the team during his rehab as he will be a great mentor for the young group of receivers the Steelers will have on their 53 man roster.