Sources say Burress could be signed by Steelers


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Former Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress will work out for the team on Tuesday and could be signed to replace injured Jerricho Cotchery, a source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Cotchery injured his ribs late in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens and was taken from the field.

The Steelers are already without leading receiver Antonio Brown, who has missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain and might not play in Cleveland.

Burress was the eighth overall pick by the Steelers in 2000 and played five seasons until he left after the 2004 season in free agency. He 261 catches, 4,164 yards and 22 touchdowns with the Steelers.

The Steelers will work out another Michigan State athlete Tuesday -- former Spartans quarterback Brian Hoyer. The Steelers need a backup quarterback because of injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich.

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Gerry Dulac: gdulac@post-gazette.com; twitter: @gerrydulac


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