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Plaxico Burress: Ex-Jet, Giant returns to Pittsburgh Steelers

Plaxico Burress, formerly with the New York Giants and New York Jets, signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday.

Rob Carr

Now we find out for real if the New York Jets have been right to shun wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who caught 45 passes and scored eight touchdowns for Gang Green last season.

Burress, unable to find a job as a free agent until now, signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday. Over the next six weeks we see how much Burress, 35, has left.

Injuries to Antonio Brown and another former Jets, Jerricho Cotchery, have left the Steelers thin at wide receiver. Thus, they turned to Burress, who spent the first five years of his career in Pittsburgh before signing with the New York Giants.

With veteran Santonio Holmes lost for the season with a foot injury, the Jets' wide receivers have struggled to consistently make plays. Jeremy Kerley leads the Jets with 38 receptions. Rookie Stephen Hill leads the Jets with three touchdown receptions, but has only 14 total catches this season.

Should the Jets have reached out to Burress when Holmes was lost for the season, or were they right to go with their young players? What do you think, Jets fans?