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Old 11-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default It's official. Steelers have signed Brian Hoyer for QB and Plaxico Burress for WR.

Brian Hoyer to sign with Pittsburgh Steelers

By Marc Sessler
Around the League Writer
Published: Nov. 20, 2012 at 12:39 p.m. Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 at 12:52 p.m.
It's official. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich won't be on the field Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Tuesday that Ben Roethlisberger's backup has been ruled out with multiple rib fractures. Tomlin also ruled out receiver Jerricho Cotchery with the same injury.

Word on Leftwich comes as little surprise and the Steelers had already begun preparing 37-year-old Charlie Batch for the start, NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported Monday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the team's plans.

Batch has the confidence of coaches, but the Steelers, as expected, are exploring all options.

The Steelers plan to sign quarterback Brian Hoyer, a source close to the player told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Tomlin had earlier confirmed the team worked out passers Mike Kafka and Hoyer, along with wideouts Plaxico Burress and Derrick Williams.

Tomlin listed Big Ben's status as doubtful for Cleveland, but that is generous. Roethlisberger won't face the Browns and the Steelers are planning for his absence to possibly stretch on well beyond Week 12. Tomlin and the Steelers are doing what they can to patch up that hole on an offense that remains a shell of what it was until their quarterback returns.

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Steelers to sign Plaxico Burress
Updated: November 20, 2012, 12:55 PM ET

After watching Plaxico Burress work out Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on signing the wide receiver, according to a source.

"Plaxico is in very good physical condition, from what I saw today," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.

Burress played last season with the New York Jets after spending nearly two years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm.

Despite missing the 2009 and 2010 seasons, Burress was productive with the Jets, hauling in 45 receptions and eight touchdowns. But the 35-year-old has remained unsigned throughout this season despite reportedly drawing interest from multiple teams.

The 6-foot-5 Burress would significantly bolster an injury-plagued receiving corps in Pittsburgh (6-4, second in the AFC North). Starting wideout Antonio Brown has missed the past two games due to a sprained ankle, and Jerricho Cotchery also was injured late in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The eighth overall selection in the 2000 NFL draft, Burress spent his first five seasons with the Steelers before signing as a free agent with the New York Giants in 2005.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter contributed to this report.

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Default Re: It's official. Steelers have signed Brian Hoyer for QB and Plaxico Burress for WR

Watch the video of Burress in the ESPN link. Holy shit is he in good shape!!!
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that didn't take long. Was expecting something later on today. I'm stoked to have Burress on the team.
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maybe he could have gotten 2 feet in bounds on the fade pass
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Thread title is slightly misleading. We haven't actually signed either of them yet. Sure, all signs are pointing that way, but no, it's not official.
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Holy SHIT. Plax IS looking healthy.
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