Nate Burleson | WR
Posted: 8/30/2014 12:02pm et
The Cleveland Browns cut WR Nate Burleson Saturday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Burleson is 33 and battling injuries. The fact that he couldn't make the Browns - one of the most WR-needy teams in the NFL - doesn't bode well for his future.
Posted: 8/29/2014 12:46am et
Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) played in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: The 12-year vet finished with 1 catch for 27 yards on 2 targets Thursday night, but there remains a question as to whether he'll make the final roster -- even on one of the shallowest WR corps in the league -- as hammy and hand injuries have wiped out most of his preseason and also caused him to miss OTAs and mini camp.
Posted: 8/26/2014 11:55pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) took part in team drills Tuesday, Aug. 26, and could play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: The free-agent signee has been MIA so far this preseason and desperately needs to get in sync with his new offensive teammates.
Posted: 8/15/2014 3:54pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) may not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: That would mean a second missed preseason game for the former Lion, who is falling behind fellow FA acquisitions Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins in solidifying positions in the team's WR corps.
Posted: 6/4/2014 12:39am et
Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson said he did not fracture his arm during an April minicamp and it was just a minor injury. He said the severity of the injury was exaggerated. Because there was no fracture, Burleson was able to run and lift weights with the cast on, and will have it removed later this week.
Huddle Up: Burleson, who's missed a combined 17 games over the past 2 seasons, is being counted on to be healthy and productive with a possible lengthy suspension looming for No. 1 wideout Josh Gordon.
Posted: 5/1/2014 11:39pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, May 1.
Huddle Up: Burleson, who's played in only 15 games the past 2 seasons, is looking for a reversal of his health fortunes in 2014 as he switches teams. His chances to make an impact also hinge on the Browns' draft plans as wideout Sammy Watkins is said to be in play for the team's No. 4 overall selection.
Posted: 4/6/2014 10:02pm et
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) on a 1-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Browns continue adding complements to No. 1 wideout Josh Gordon, first signing slot man Andrew Hawkins and now Burleson, who has missed 17 combined games over the past 2 seasons due to injury.
Posted: 4/3/2014 11:38pm et
The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) on Saturday, April 5.
Huddle Up: The Browns are intent on finding a complement to WR1 Josh Gordon, and Burleson could be a fit provided he can avoid the health issues that caused him to miss 17 combined games and limited him to 66 total receptions over the past 2 seasons.
Posted: 4/3/2014 3:58pm et
The Miami Dolphins are visiting with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) on Thursday, April 3.
Huddle Up: The Fish are looking for WR depth, and Burleson would be a good fit if he can stay healthy after missing a combined 17 games over the past 2 seasons.
Posted: 2/15/2014 8:47pm et
Free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) said the Detroit Lions told him they would be interested in re-signing him during training camp at the veteran's minimum. Burleson said he does not want to wait that long and expects to sign with a team sooner.
Huddle Up: Burleson is likely to command more than the veteran minimum, leaving Detroit with a continued void opposite Calvin Johnson.
Posted: 2/13/2014 8:58pm et
The Detroit Lions on Thursday, Feb. 13 released WR Nate Burleson.
Huddle Up: The Lions have given Burleson every chance to be the Robin to Calvin Johnson's Batman, but he's missed a total of 17 games the last 2 seasons due to a broken leg and forearm, respectively. The Detroit Free Press says the Cowboys and Bucs could be possible landing places for the wideout.
Posted: 11/28/2013 6:05pm et
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson was only targeted once and finished without a catch Thursday, Nov. 28 in a 40-10 win over the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Matthew Stafford completed passes to 9 different receivers but, shockingly, Burleson -- one of the hottest WR pickups on the waiver wire over the last 2 weeks -- wasn't one of them. He was targeted 10 times and finished with 7 catches for 77 yards and a TD last week in his return from a 2-month broken-wrist absence, but delivered an ugly 0 to his fantasy owners hoping for some similar holiday production.