Plaxico Burress will return to Pittsburgh Steelers


After a radio tour in which he seemingly expressed his desire to play for every receiver-needy team in the NFL, Plaxico Burress finally landed back in Pittsburgh in late November of last season.

Offseason Forecast: Steelers
Around The League examines what's next
for all 32 NFL teams in 2013. Gregg Rosenthal tackles the Steelers. More ...

He won't have to wait that long this year. A source told's Ian Rapoport on Tuesday that the Steelers will re-sign Burress to a one-year contract. According to Jason La Canfora of, it's for the veteran minimum salary.

In other words, Burress will not be guaranteed a roster spot after catching three passes for 42 yards in four games late last season.

Going on age 36, Burress can fill a niche role as a possession receiver and red-zone jump-ball artist, but his ability to separate from defensive backs vanished during his 18-month prison sentence on weapons charges. It would be a mild surprise if he enters the season on the Steelers' 53-man roster.

Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.