Nate Burleson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Browns strike deal with free-agent wide receiver Nate Burleson, agent says

    Akron Beacon Journal "Nate Burleson has been the butt of many pizza-delivery jokes, but the Browns won’t care as long as he delivers for them. The Browns struck a deal tonight on a one-year contract with Burleson, his agent, Ken Sarnoff, said. The team later confirmed an agreement had been reached. Financial terms..." April 07

  • Lions cut receiver Nate Burleson, who calls move 'realistic'

    Detroit News "Nate Burleson, the self-appointed wing man and spokesman for Calvin Johnson and one of the most popular and respected players in the Lions’ locker room the last four seasons, has been released. The Lions confirmed Thursday that Burleson, 32, was let go. He was in the final year of a five-year,..." February 14

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    The Lions have informed Nate Burleson he's being released today. Move saves about $5.5M in cap room, leaves the locker room short a leader.

  • Nate Burleson willing to take pay cut to return with Lions next season

    Detroit News "Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is fully prepared for what lies ahead. The 11-year veteran was on the Vikings and Seahawks when they fired coaches Mike Tice and Jim Mora, respectively, and as the Lions search for Jim Schwartz’s replacement, Burleson knows his future is far from..." January 01

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    Chris Burke @ChrisBurke_SI

    Nate Burleson on radio says he got heckled by a homeless man while doing charity work today: "Man, you guys are sorry. Same old Lions.'"

  • Lions' Nate Burleson certain he won't miss a beat in first game back

    Detroit News "It's to the point now where Nate Burleson just doesn't want to jinx anything. "I am very excited to get out there, but I don't want to get too excited this early in the week," he said. "I just want to take it day by day." Coach Jim Schwartz repeated Thursday that Burleson, who has been out..." November 22

  • Lions' Glover Quin uses walking boot; Nate Burleson works with first team

    Detroit News "There were positives and negatives on the injury front for the Lions as they returned to practice Wednesday. On the plus side, cornerback Bill Bentley, out since Week 8 with a knee injury, was back and working in individual drills. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle), who was limited last week,..." November 20

  • Nate Burleson says 'there's a chance' he'll play for Lions Sunday

    Detroit Free Press "Nate Burleson sounded optimistic when asked today if he might play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first time since breaking his left forearm in a pizza-related car accident. “I’m saying there’s a chance,” Burleson said. “Like I said a couple weeks ago, I prepare every week as..." November 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Lions do not plan to play WR Nate Burleson on Sunday vs. PITT despite fact that he is practicing and feels recovered from broken arm.

  • Lions WR Nate Burleson ruled out for Sunday

    Pride Of Detroit "Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson's return to action won't come this week. Despite practicing all week, the Detroit Lions have decided to rule out wide receiver Nate Burleson for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. This means that Burleson's return to action will have to wait at..." November 09

  • Nate Burleson back on the field, team unsure whether he'll play

    Detroit Free Press "Nate Burleson was back on the practice field today, six weeks after he broke his arm in a pizza-induced car accident, but neither the Lions’ No. 2 receiver nor head coach Jim Schwartz made it sound like Burleson will be on the field when the Lions play the Chicago Bears this weekend at Soldier..." November 06

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    Kyle Meinke @kmeinke

    Good news: Nate Burleson back at Lions practice for first time since breaking forearm in car crash. Bad news: No Ziggy Ansah

  • Lions WR Nate Burleson gets free pizza's for a year after accident

    CBSSports.com "Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken arm during a car accident last month. But this isn't your garden-variety automobile-related injury. Nope, Burleson was hurt while trying to save a pizza from sliding off the passenger seat of his car. This is a true story. Thankfully, Burleson..." October 28

  • Lions' Nate Burleson (broken arm) bullish for return vs. Bears

    Detroit Free Press "Nate Burleson doesn’t want to get ahead of himself. But mostly the Lions’ receiver doesn’t want to get in trouble with coach Jim Schwartz who guards injury information like it’s a nuclear-weapon launch code. Burleson has missed the past four games since he broke his left arm in a car..." October 23

  • Lions' Nate Burleson back on practice field, without arm cast

    Detroit News "Lions receiver Nate Burleson sprinted onto the practice field Wednesday and went through both warm-ups and position drills. He had the cast removed from his surgically-repaired left forearm on Tuesday. While the rest of the receivers were catching footballs in position drills Burleson was..." October 10

  • Nate Burleson says he's on track for quicker return

    Detroit Free Press "Nate Burleson is a two-time winner of the Ed Block Courage Award and he doesn’t plan on winning it again. Burleson who was honored Tuesday night during a dinner at Ford Field is scheduled to have the cast removed from his broken left arm Thursday and will be in a removable splint next..." October 02

  • Detroit Lions' Nate Burleson breaks arm in car accident

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson’s season is in jeopardy after he broke his arm in two places in a single-car accident on I-696 early this morning. Burleson who leads the Lions with 19 catches through three games is scheduled to undergo surgery later today. He was returning home from..." September 24

  • Nate Burleson not ready to retire, but knows that time is approaching

    Michigan Live "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..." August 08

  • Burleson is Lions' fall-back plan as second outside receiver

    Detroit News "When the Lions lined up in a three-wide receiver formation during 11-on-11 drills Saturday Calvin Johnson was split right Ryan Broyles was in the slot and guess who was flanked on the left side? The irrepressible ageless wonder himself — Nate Burleson. “Oh yeah” Burleson said. “I love being..." July 28

  • Lions hopeful healthy Burleson will step up opposite Megatron

    NFL.com "Life is good when you're a wide receiver lining up opposite Calvin Johnson. The Detroit Lions see Ryan Broyles as the long-term option in that spot, though Broyles' recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament might put that plan on hold temporarily. That clears a path for Nate Burleson...." July 01

  • Lions WR Patrick Edwards will be a playmaker, according to Nate Burleson

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions have been searching for an explosive receiver to complement Calvin Johnson for several NFL seasons. If receiver Nate Burleson is correct, that search is over. Burleson believes Lions receiver Patrick Edwards has enough talent and speed to make this offense more explosive in..." June 01

  • Burleson sees potential in Patrick Edwards

    Fox Sports Detroit "One of the top position battles for the Detroit Lions this offseason is the receiver spot to replace Titus Young, who was released four months ago. Veteran Nate Burleson believes the replacement quite possibly will be Patrick Edwards, who signed as an undrafted free agent a year ago but was..." May 31

  • Lions' Nate Burleson says 2012 was 'definite reality check'

    Detroit Free Press "He’s three months shy of his 32nd birthday, entering his 11th NFL season and coming off the second major injury of his career, so of course Nate Burleson is approaching this fall with a heightened sense of urgency. His window to win is now, and there’s no telling what his future holds. But..." May 23

  • Lions' Nate Burleson says recovery ahead of schedule

    NFL.com "Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is ahead of schedule as he heals from a season-ending broken leg injury suffered in 2012. The 31-year-old dropped by "NFL AM" on Monday to break down receivers in Thursday's 2013 NFL Draft and said he recently got the good news. "The great news is..." April 22

  • Lions create $5.5 million in cap space thanks to Nate Burleson, Dominic Raiola

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions created $5.5 million in cap room by restructuring the contracts of wide receiver Nate Burleson and center Dominic Raiola, according to Dave Birkett. Their deals were restructured earlier this month in an effort to give the Lions more flexibility with the salary cap, and $5.5..." February 27

  • Nate Burleson agrees to restructure contract with Lions

    Pride Of Detroit "Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson has agreed to restructure his contract for 2013, according to Dave Birkett. The deal is apparently not official just yet, but the move will give the Lions additional cap space to work with when free agency opens in March. Since Burleson is under..." February 21

  • Choose life over football, Lions' Nate Burleson tells Jahvid Best

    Detroit News "Lions receiver Nate Burleson has given a message to teammate Jahvid Best that's been echoed by many: Safety first, football second. "I just told him that if it was me I would shut it down," Burleson said on "NFL Total Access" on the NFL Network Tuesday, recounting a conversation from last..." February 20

  • Nate Burleson thinks Jahvid Best should retire

    Pride Of Detroit "Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best hasn't played a down of football since Week 6 of the 2011 season because of a concussion. He was expected to be cleared to return last summer, but that never ended up happening. As a result, he missed the entire 2012 season, and the belief at this point is..." February 19

  • Nate Burleson wants Reggie Bush to sign with Lions

    Pride Of Detroit "The Reggie Bush to the Detroit Lions bandwagon isn't slowing down one bit. In fact, it seems to be growing, and at the very least it includes one player already on the Lions. Wide receiver Nate Burleson made it known on NFL AM on Monday morning that he wants Bush to join the Lions when free agency..." February 18