Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson has racked up 418 catches for 5169 yards in a steady 10-year career.

But he's also 31 years old and will turn 32 before Detroit opens the season against the Minnesota Vikings.

In other words: He's kind of old.

Has he considered whether this could be his final season?

"I haven't" Burleson said Wednesday after practice. "I definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel. I joke with the guys and say that I already got my car runnin' so when they tell me to get out I can hop right in the whip.

"But I haven't thought about (retiring). I have two years left on my contract and feeling pretty good. I think for me I'm going to basically decide whenever I can't get open versus a DB I know that's when it's time for me to sit my butt down. But as of right now at 31 and 32 in a couple weeks I've still got a little giddy-up in these legs."

Burleson has had a productive career for Minnesota Seattle and now Detroit where he's entering his fourth season. He played in 30 games for the Lions in 2010-11 averaging 64 catches for 691 yards in those seasons.

He provided exactly what Detroit wanted out of him: A consistent No. 2 opposite star Calvin Johnson.

But he's coming off a 2012 season that was derailed by a broken leg. He played in just six games catching 27 balls for 240 yards -- his worst season since he played just one game for Seattle in 2008.