Steelers place Burress on injured reserve
The Steelers placed wide receiver Plaxico Burress on the injured reserve list Tuesday, a move that possibly ends the former Super Bowl star's career.
Burress tore his right rotator cuff during practice Thursday and will miss the rest of the season. Signed by the Steelers in November 2012, Burress was not a lock to make the 53-man roster this season.
Burress turned 36 on Monday, the same day he had surgery to repair his shoulder.
The Steelers' first-round pick in 2000, Burress has 553 catches for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns in his career.
He is best remembered for his game-winning Super Bowl touchdown catch in the final minute that allowed the Giants to upset the unbeaten Patriots in the 2007 season.
To replace Burress on their 90-man roster, the Steelers signed undrafted rookie free agent Tyler Shaw, a former Northwest Missouri State player cut by the Cardinals last week.
— Alan Robinson
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