Roethlisberger wants Plaxico Burress back

In an interview yesterday Ben was asked about how he would feel about having Plaxico come back to the Steelers.  If you’ll remember Plaxico was in Pittsburgh during Ben’s rookie season.  Burress played in only 11 games and 10 with Ben under center, but Roethlisberger connected with him 34 times throughout the season with 5 touchdowns.  So when asked about Plaxico yesterday Ben responded:

“I’ve talked to Plax a number of times in the last couple of weeks,” Roethlisberger said. “I told him, ‘Hey, if you came back here that would be awesome, but I’m just happy to see you playing again’ because he’s a good guy.”

Now it’s no secret that Ben has always wanted a tall wide receiver.  Last year the top 5 receivers, Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Emmanual Sanders, and Antwan Randle El ranged from 5′ 10″ to 6′.  Limas Sweed who is 6′ 4″ was drafted a couple years, some believe to appease Roethlisberger but has not panned out do to injury and not being able to catch the ball.

That being said Sweed should be back this year working for a spot on the roster.  Ward and Wallace are givens and after their production, improvement and big play capabilities I would highly doubt that Brown or Sanders will be going anywhere.   So, then you have Randle El and Sweed battling it out for spots, I just don’t see where Plaxico would fit in.

Plus, there’s the aspect of the Rooney’s even considering bringing Plaxico back.  With his off field issues I don’t see them touching this with a ten foot pole.  But once this CBA is resolved we’ll have to see where he ends up but there have been rumors about him going to the Colts, Eagles and Vikings.

Update:  Roethlisberger is not the only one who wants Burress back in the black and gold.  The organization is looking into it as well for the right price.  He would replace Randle El on the roster.

  • doug

    Plax fits in by replacing the so called battle for the #5 spot…I take Burress every and any day over Randel El or Sweed.Having Sanders, Brown,Ward,Burress and Wallace make us deadly.

  • Steelerwin7

    if sweed was as productive as he should be, we would not be discussing this. other than that, i think it would be a great addition to the offense.