Nate Burleson | WR | Detroit Lions
Posted: 5/5/2013 3:19pm et
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) appears to be the leading candidate for the No. 2 wide receiver job. He has been running routes and catching passes during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Other than drafting Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller in the sixth round, the Lions haven't added much to the WR corps, leaving Burleson the favorite to step back into the No. 2 role after breaking his leg at midseason last year.
Posted: 4/22/2013 9:58am et
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson said he's running and jumping three months ahead of schedule.
Huddle Up: Burleson's 2012 season ended prematurely due to a broken leg, but he's on schedule to return to his role as a wingman opposite Calvin Johnson. If he lands atop the group battling for that honor, and is able to stay healthy, it's a job that yields decent fantasy production.
Posted: 2/21/2013 10:47pm et
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson has agreed to restructure his contract in order for the Lions to create some salary cap space. The details of the restructuring are not known at this point.
Huddle Up: Burleson was able to give the Lions some decent production opposite Calvin Johnson with 128 catches, 1,382 yards and 9 TDs in his first 2 seasons in the Motor City, but a broken leg limited him to 6 games and 27 receptions a year ago. He'll be 32, though, by time opening kickoff rolls around in September, and in the meantime, look for the Lions to bring in a wideout or 2 with the intent to supplant Burleson as the starter.
Posted: 2/18/2013 6:44pm et
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson is trying to convince Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Reggie Bush to sign with the team in the offseason. "I know it's not as sunny, and it might not be the same type of glitz and glamor, but you can do wonders for us," Burleson said during a television interview with NFL Network Monday, Feb. 18. "He came from USC, and everybody knows he can go out there and shake a little bit, wiggle a little bit and break that big run. And for him to put up two 1,000-yard seasons the last couple years proves that he's still an elite running back. And if I can get Reggie Bush in a Detroit Lions uniform, ooh-wee, watch out."
Huddle Up: The Dolphins don't appear interested in bringing Bush back, and he's not viewed as a feature back so he'll want to look for a situation that fits. Both Detroit and Cincinnati would benefit from speedy change-of-pace backs; A.J. Green, time for you to make your pitch to Reggie.
Posted: 1/17/2013 7:52pm et
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team will monitor WR Nate Burleson's rehab from his broken leg this offseason because he is scheduled to count against $6.5 million the salary cap next season. Burleson has indicated that he is willing to take a pay cut to stay with the team.
Huddle Up: Burleson, who only had 27 catches for 240 yards and 2 TDs in 6 games, is most definitely in line for a pay cut with 23 members of the team slated to hit unrestricted free agency during the offseason.
Posted: 10/23/2012 10:49am et
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz confirmed WR Nate Burleson suffered a broken leg in the second half of the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 22, and he is done for the season.
Huddle Up: Titus Young and Ryan Broyles bump up the depth chart to replace Burleson in the Lions' struggling passing game.
Posted: 10/23/2012 12:12am et
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson was carted off to the lockerroom in the third quarter of the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears and didn't return. After the contest, it was announced he suffered a broken leg and will miss the remainder of the season.
Huddle Up: Burleson was injured making a third-quarter reception and finished with the lone catch for 16 yards on 3 targets. Burelson, who came into the contest, tied for second on the squad with 26 receptions, was replaced by rookie second-round pick Ryan Broyles, who finished with 3 catches for 51 yards and the team's lone TD. Broyles, who didn't have a catch in limited action in 3 prior games, will be a hot pick-up this week, particularly in deeper leagues.
Posted: 10/18/2012 4:19pm et
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed) and LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Definitely a positive development for the Lions and fantasy owners of Burleson and QB Matthew Stafford after the wideout sat out Wednesday's practice. Burleson is tied for second on the squad with 26 catches and tops the Lions with a pair of TD grabs.
Posted: 10/17/2012 6:51pm et
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed), DE Cliff Avril (back), DT Corey Williams (knee), LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed), CB Bill Bentley (shoulder) and CB Jacob Lacey (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: This was a Wed. practice ahead of a Monday night game so definitely no need to panic, but monitor Burleson's status the rest of the week as he has been the Lions' most productive pass catcher not named Calvin Johnson.