Batch downplayed the challenge of communicating a new playbook to Burress and told Kinkhabwala that a veteran like Plaxico is familiar with any route the Steelers might throw his way. They plan to do just that on Sunday.
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Burress, of course, will wear his old No. 80, and he told Kinkhabwala that was partly motivated as a nod to long-time Steelers fans, so they "wouldn't have to go out and buy a new jersey."
He's also saving his family some money. "Go through the closet," Burress told them this week. "Knock some of the dust off and let's go back to work."