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Released Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery pays visit to Steelers

A week after wooing Plaxico Burress, the Steelers met with another free-agent wide receiver Sunday.

Jerricho Cotchery, an eighth-year NFL veteran, visited the Steelers at St. Vincent on what was an off day for the players.

Cotchery had been with the New York Jets since 2004, but the 6-foot, 207-pounder became expendable after the Jets signed Burress.

The Jets released Cotchery last Thursday at his request.

Cotchery, 29, underwent back surgery during the offseason after catching 41 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns in 2010.

The Steelers and Ravens are among a handful of teams interested in Cotchery.

The Steelers have been dealing with injury issues at wide receiver since the start of camp.

Hines Ward has yet to practice while he recovers from surgery on his left thumb.

Emmanuel Sanders is expected to miss at least the next two weeks with a left foot injury. Sanders had surgery in April to correct a minor stress fracture, and he received a bone marrow injection last week after the foot proved slow to heal.

Cotchery's best season came in 2007, when he caught 82 passes for 1,130 yards and two touchdowns.

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