ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers have scheduled a physical for free agent WR Plaxico Burress. Burress was originally drafted by the Steelers in 2000 and played with the team for five seasons. The Steelers have depth issues at WR with Antonio Brown nursing a high ankle sprain and Jericho Cotchery hurt on Sunday night.
Burress had 45 catches for 612 yards and eight TDs with the Jets last season, but never caught on with a team this year.
Fantasy Impact: Brown was hoping to come back in Week 13, but this news means his ankle injury may be more serious than the team is letting on.
At any rate, the Steelers are just seeing if Burress has anything left in the tank at age 35, so fantasy owners shouldn't bother unless he actually catches on with the team.