The Pittsburgh Steelers reunited with veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress this offseason but the reunion will be short lived. Burress landed on his shoulder during practice on Thursday and it’s being reported that he suffered a torn rotator cuff and will likely be done for the 2013 season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the injury on Twitter.
Burress was unlikely to be a huge offensive weapon for the Steelers, but he did figure to be a red zone target for Pittsburgh. The Steelers have been trying to find a receiving threat while trying to replace Mike Wallace who joined the Miami Dolphins in free agency. It’s very possible that the Steelers will now bring in another veteran free agent to replace Burress.
After struggling to find work in 2012, Burress, 36, could likely be seeing his career come to an end. Burress was a first-round draft selection by the Steelers in 2000.