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Report: Steelers' Burress tears rotator cuff

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Updated: 8/09/2013 1:29 am

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress reportedly sustained a torn rotator cuff in practice on Thursday.

According to a report on NFL.com, Burress was trying to make a catch during Thursday's session and came down awkwardly on his shoulder.

Burress walked off the field and was carted to the locker room before being seen with his right arm in a sling, according to the report.

Burress, who spent his first five NFL seasons in Pittsburgh, signed with the Steelers in November of last season and appeared in three games, catching three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.

The 35-year-old wideout was expected to be in the mix to be Pittsburgh's fourth or fifth receiver, but the shoulder injury is likely to end Burress' season before it could begin.

In 11 NFL seasons with the Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets, Burress has 553 receptions for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns.

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