The Steelers were desperate this week, and it showed when they went out and signed free agents Plaxico Burress and Brian Hoyer. The former could be a major factor this week against Cleveland as wideout Antonio Brown is going to miss Week 12.
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora wrote on Thanksgiving that Burress was expected to play and could end up playing a larger role. La Canfora confirms that Brown will miss Sunday's game as well. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported Brown's absence early Sunday.
That absence means a bigger role for Burress.
The last time that both Batch and Burress played for the same team in a game, by the way, was Nov. 30, 2003. Oddly enough, they've never started for the same team before.
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