Plaxico Burress is a man without a team. After playing for the Jets last season Burress has been unable to latch on with anyone.
His name has been mentioned with the Steelers since Mike Wallace is holding out. But sources say the Steelers are not interested.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Burress does not “want to much money,’’ as one person on the Steelers said last week, but merely the veteran minimum – which includes a possible salary cap benefit to a team.
Burress could be signed to a one-year, $925,000 contract, the minimum for a veteran of his stature, and include him under the “minimum veteran benefit” exclusion where he would count only $540,000 under their cap. If they tossed in, say, a $65,000 bonus, he would then earn $990,000 but count $605,000.
No team in the NFL right now believes he is because he’s unsigned. But as injuries take hold at the wide receiver position, Burress will likely be signed by someone.