Plaxico Burress placed on injured reserve following shoulder surgery

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress on injured reserve one day after he underwent season-ending and perhaps career-ending shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.

Burress was entering his 12th NFl season, his seventh in Pittsburgh.

A former Steelers first-round draft pick from Michigan State selected eighth overall in 2000, Burress has caught 553 career receptions for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns.

Now, it's unclear if he'll ever play again.

To replace Burress on the roster, the Setelers signed undrafted rookie wide receiver Tyler Shaw (Northwest Missouri State), who was cut by the Arizona Cardinals last week.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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