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WR Nate Burleson - Cleveland Browns

6-0, 197Born: 8-19-1981College: Nevada-RenoDrafted: Round 3

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Nate Burleson was brought in to be the team's third receiver and to push Greg Little for the second spot. However, with Josh Gordon's suspension, the Cleveland receivers have been jolted up the depth chart - perhaps to places they're not capable of filling. Burleson hasn't been a successful top receiver in his career, topping 1,000 yards just once - back in 2004. He'll be 33 by the start of the season, not typically the age at which a player develops new skills and grows into a star. Despite increased opportunity due to Gordon's absence, Burleson's production probably would have been higher with Gordon in the fold. (May 14)

Stats and Projections

2011 DET 16 11 85 0 116 73 757 3
2012 DET 6 8 48 0 43 27 240 2
2013 DET 9 2 -8 0 55 39 461 1
2014 PROJ-Dodds 14 1 * * 32 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 15 1 * * 22 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 15 0 * * 35 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 43 * * *

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Latest News

Browns | Nate Burleson sits (Sat Aug 16, 09:47 AM) - Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 16.

Our View: Burleson is old and constantly banged up--yet the Browns could really use him. If (when) Josh Gordon is suspended, the Browns will be even more desperate for WR help.
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Browns | Nate Burleson may not play in preseason game (Fri Aug 15, 02:26 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) may not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

Our View: Burleson is a seasoned veteran, but he's constantly banged up. The Browns need all the help they can get at wide receiver, so expect them to be cautious with Burleson.
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Browns | Six sitting (Wed Aug 13, 10:15 AM) - Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), CB Isaiah Trufant (undisclosed), CB Aaron Berry (undisclosed), ILB Darius Eubanks (undisclosed), DE Desmond Bryant (undisclosed), and OL Paul McQuistan (undisclosed) are riding stationary bikes in practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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Browns | Four sitting (Tue Aug 12, 10:31 AM) - Cleveland Browns DE Desmond Bryant (undisclosed), WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), DE Billy Winn (abdomen) and ILB Darius Eubanks (undisclosed) are out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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Browns | Three sitting (Mon Aug 11, 10:17 AM) - Cleveland Browns CB Justin Gilbert (undisclosed), WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), FB MarQueis Gray (undisclosed) are out of practice Monday, Aug. 11.

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