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Former New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress remains confident in abilities

Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress claims he can still "dominate in the red zone."

Plaxico Burress with the Steelers in 2012
Plaxico Burress with the Steelers in 2012
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Plaxico Burress may not have youth on his side, but he has no shortage of confidence.

The former New York Giants wide receiver, now back with his original team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, said he still believes he can dominant one-on-one matchups in the red zone.

"I know I can still play. I know I can dominate in the red zone," Burress said Sunday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Just go out and play at a high percentage. In those one-on-one opportunities, just succeed at a high rate. I know I can. Being out there last year, I drew double coverage in the red zone without hardly playing. I think teams will have to respect that."

Burress returned to the Steel City last season, playing in three games and totaling three receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown.

While his production in a reduced role isn't too impressive, his year with the New York Jets may do enough talking for him.

As a starter with the Jets in 2011, Burress found the end zone eight times as a go-to option for quarterback Mark Sanchez. He caught 45 passes for the Jets that season, but was not re-signed.

Burress re-upped with the Steelers this offseason. The 36-year-old serves as a veteran on the young wide receiving corps that lost Mike Wallace to the Miami Dolphins in free agency. Though he won't start alongside Antonio Brown or Emmanuel Sanders, Burress seemingly could come in as a No. 3 or 4 receiver in the red zone for that over-the-top fade play.

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