Jets reach agreement in principle with Burress

By Dennis Waszak Jr.

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, July 31 2011 9:33 a.m. MDT

Burress appeared to have a good visit with the Steelers on Saturday, when the wide receiver caught up with former teammates — including Roethlisberger and Hines Ward — and met with owner Art Rooney, director of football operations Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin.

Tomlin called the sit-down "good," while the normally tight-lipped Colbert was decidedly open when talking about the nature of the discussion, saying: "Obviously he's interested. Drew (Rosenhaus), his agent, is interested, and we're certainly interested."

That came a day after Burress spent 90 minutes talking with Coughlin. Despite not meeting with him during his visit, quarterback Eli Manning said he would be happy to have Burress back with the Giants, but added that he wasn't going to lobby management to re-sign him. Manning and Burress combined for 33 touchdown receptions from 2005-08, with none being bigger than the game-winning TD in the Super Bowl victory over New England in February 2008, when Manning won the MVP.

AP Sports Writers Tom Canavan in East Rutherford, N.J., and Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.

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