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  Browns | Cut Nate Burleson    Sat Aug 30, 10:06 AM

The Cleveland Browns cut WR Nate Burleson Saturday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: It's a bad sign when a team absolutely DESPERATE for wide receiver help lets you go....and you're a wide receiver. Burleson's a savvy veteran but oft-injured and nowhere near what he used to be.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson active    Thu Aug 28, 06:43 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) is active and could play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: A good sign that he might be available come Week 1, which will be a big help for Brian Hoyer. Burleson has lost most of the last two years to injury but the three seasons before that he was catching 62% of his passes and he could be a favorite target of Hoyer's if he stays healthy. Consider him a WR6 with upside, albeit minimal due to the rest of the team and a potential run heavy offense.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson up in the air    Wed Aug 27, 01:44 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) is on the roster bubble, and he said Tuesday, Aug. 26, that he knows he cannot control anything but what happens on the field. 'If I was the boss of a company, you (only) look at the people who are at work,' Burleson said, 'not the people who want to be at work. So, there's a difference.'

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  Browns | Nate Burleson practices    Tue Aug 26, 09:10 PM

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.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson sits    Sat Aug 16, 09:47 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 16.

Footballguys 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.

Footballguys 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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  Browns | Nate Burleson may be in final season    Mon Aug 11, 02:58 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson may call it quits following the season if 2014 is a successful year. 'I think I got a good opportunity with this team being that I'm turning 33 in a week or so,' Burleson said. 'I've got a chance to catch a lot of balls. This is one of those offenses where they like to throw it down the field.'

Footballguys view: Burleson has fought threw several different injuries over the past few years. He's not quite the same player he used to be, but the Browns certainly need him to stay healthy--especially if (when) Josh Gordon is suspended.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson sitting    Sat Aug 9, 06:45 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) is not playing in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, due to a hamstring injury he suffered earlier this week.

Footballguys view: Burleson has been banged up quite a bit in recent years. The Browns need all the help they can get at the wide receiver position. There's no need to rush a seasoned veteran like Burleson into the lineup for a preseason game.

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  Browns | Will be active in WR market    Tue Jul 29, 12:35 PM

The Cleveland Browns are expected to be active in exploring free-agent wide receivers. Their receiving corps doesn't have much size outside of likely suspended WR Josh Gordon. WRs Miles Austin and Nate Burleson have long injury histories.

Footballguys view: The Browns are going to look everywhere for WR help. Cleveland may pursue CFL standout Duron Carter, son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter. He's currently with the Montreal Alouettes and starring in the CFL.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson practicing    Sat Jul 26, 10:15 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (arm) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Burleson could be in for a sizable role with the team if he can stay healthy. Without Josh Gordon, the Browns are going to be relying on guys like Burles, Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin to be primary targets at the wide receiver position.

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  Browns | Charles Johnson intriguing    Tue Jul 22, 11:22 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Charles X. Johnson is expected to get a chance to rise up the depth chart and challenge the older Miles Austin and Nate Burleson for snaps.

Footballguys view: Johnson is a name to keep in mind if you play in super deep dynasty leagues. The Browns are desperate for help at the wide receiver position, and there's a real opportunity in the passing game behind guys like Andrew Hawkins and Jordan Cameron.

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  Browns | Jordan Cameron, Nate Burleson participate in OTAs    Thu Jun 12, 07:43 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (knee) and WR Nate Burleson (arm) were able to participate in some drills during organized team activities Thursday, June 12, but did sit out team drills.

Footballguys view: Great news to see Burleson return for the Browns. While he isn't Josh Gordon, he was very reliable for the Detroit Lions and will be a stabilizing person for either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel. Until we see how the offense takes form, he's a late round pick.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson doing position drills    Tue Jun 10, 12:08 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (arm) was taking part in position drills Tuesday, June 10.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Browns here. They need all the help they can get at the wide receiver position with the impending year-long suspension for Josh Gordon. If healthy, Burleson will compete for targets with Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins this year.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson has cast removed    Mon Jun 9, 03:29 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (arm) had the cast on his left arm removed Monday, June 9.

Footballguys view: Burleson did not re-break his left arm, but the plate that was inserted needed to be removed for the veteran wideout. We'll see Burleson play a larger role than originally expected. With a season-long suspension looming for Josh Gordon, the team is going to have to rely on Burleson, Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin to be their top wide receivers this year.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson's arm injury was minor    Tue Jun 3, 04:57 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (arm) 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.

Footballguys view: The severity might have been exaggerated because of his arm injury from last year. The Browns need all the help they can get at wide receiver with Josh Gordon facing a year-long suspension. Even if Burleson is healthy, we can't imagine him being much of a fantasy factor this season. Miles Austin (WR59, 13.05) and Andrew Hawkins (WR61, 13.08) are the only two Browns wide receivers getting drafted in most 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson to get cast off this week    Tue Jun 3, 02:33 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (arm) said he will get the cast off his surgically repaired arm this week. Burleson said he will be ready for training camp.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson fractures arm    Fri May 9, 10:33 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (arm) suffered a fractured arm during offseason workouts but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. It is the same arm he injured during the 2013 season.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon facing year ban    Fri May 9, 06:45 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is facing a year-long suspension after another failed drug test months ago for marijuana, according to sources. 'That's something you're going to have to talk to (agent) Drew Rosenhaus about. I really don't know anything about it,' Gordon said. Rosenhaus didn't comment, other to say the report was 'not true.' Gordon had drug-testing problems in college, as well, and was dismissed from Baylor after being suspended for marijuana use twice.

Footballguys view: The celebration in Cleveland was short lived. This is a tough pill to swallow and will hurt an offense which seemed poised to take off. They can still add an impact receiver in the second round but leaving Sammy Watkins on the board is going to make a lot of people scratch their heads.

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  Browns | No practice for Nate Burleson    Thu May 1, 01:50 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, May 1.

Footballguys view: It's early and Burleson is a veteran. Missing some voluntary workouts isn't a big deal.

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  Dolphins | Made offer to Nate Burleson    Mon Apr 7, 04:38 PM

The Miami Dolphins made a contract offer to Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson, but Burleson decided to sign with the Browns.

Footballguys view: Burleson signed with the Browns over the Dolphins because he believes he will have a better opportunity to earn playing time with the Browns.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson agrees to terms    Sun Apr 6, 09:08 PM

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Burleson gives them veteran depth at the position behind Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins. If healthy, Burleson gives them a decent fourth wide receiver who can be a strong presence in the locker room.

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  Dolphins | Nate Burleson visits    Fri Apr 4, 03:17 PM

The Miami Dolphins hosted free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) for a visit Friday, April 4.

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  Browns | Will meet with Nate Burleson     Thu Apr 3, 07:13 PM

The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) Saturday, April 5.

Footballguys view: The Browns already added Andrew Hawkins earlier this year in free agency. If added, Burleson gives them a veteran presence on the outside opposite of Josh Gordon. He could also split time with Hawkins in the slot.

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  Dolphins | Nate Burleson visiting    Thu Apr 3, 10:22 AM

The Miami Dolphins are visiting with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) Thursday, April 3.

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  Cowboys | Nate Burleson could be option    Fri Mar 21, 07:51 PM

The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) at some point this offseason because he played for passing game coordinator Scott Linehan before.

Footballguys view: Burleson still have a bit left in the tank. He would be a nice fit as the team's third wide receiver behind Dez Bryant and Terrence Williams.

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  NFL | Nate Burleson not retiring    Mon Mar 17, 03:10 AM

Free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) has told Twitter followers he is not retiring, noting a broken arm was the main reason he was hampered in 2014.

Footballguys view: Burleson still has a bit left in the tank, and he can give someone out there veteran depth at the wide receiver position. The Buccaneers, Cowboys and Titans could all have interest.

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  Titans | Interest in Nate Burleson    Fri Mar 14, 03:02 AM

The Tennessee Titans have interest in free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions), according to team sources.

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  Lions | Ndamakong Suh signing could hamstring team    Sun Feb 16, 03:15 AM

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh's presence on the roster comes with a price tag of $22.4 million, which gives the team almost no flexibility to do anything else in free agency. Even with the extra $11.5 million the team saved by releasing S Louis Delmas and WR Nate Burleson, the Lions do not have enough cap space to sign all of the team's prospective draft picks this May. Still, Lions president Tom Lewand would like to get Suh under contract, even if some pieces have to be moved into different places.

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  Redskins | Nate Burleson not expected to be option    Fri Feb 14, 10:02 PM

The Washington Redskins likely will not show interest in free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) because they are expected to look to add taller receivers.

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  Lions | Willing to re-sign Nate Burleson    Fri Feb 14, 08:35 PM

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.

Footballguys view: Burleson makes for a nice WR2/WR3 behind Calvin Johnson if he can stay healthy. He's unlikely to be available when training camp starts. Burleson is receiving plenty of interest across the league.

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  NFL | Nate Burleson receiving interest    Fri Feb 14, 08:29 PM

Free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) said several teams have contacted his agent and believes he will sign with a new team before the start of free agency. Burleson said he is looking to join a team with a good receiving corps and the chance to make the playoffs.

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  Lions | Unlikely to bring back Nate Burleson    Thu Feb 13, 03:04 PM

Updating a previous report, it is highly unlikely the team brings back free-agent WR Nate Burleson, in the opinion of Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Footballguys view: The question is, how do they propose to fill the space left by Burleson? Are they that confident in Ryan Broyles or are they aiming for a free agency signing? They don't have much cap space, even after cutting both Burleson and safety Louis Delmas.

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  NFL | Nate Burleson wants to keep playing    Thu Feb 13, 02:35 PM

Free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) wants to keep playing in 2014.

Footballguys view: He should have plenty of chances. While towards the end of his career, Burleson is still a solid player (when not dropping pizzas while driving)and would be a good veteran presence on any number of teams.

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  Lions | Could bring back Nate Burleson     Thu Feb 13, 02:06 PM

The release of Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson does not mean he is done with the team. He could re-sign with the team for less money, which is something he is willing to do.

Footballguys view: Burleson has been a good team guy and a very useful veteran over the course of his Lions career and the team would be well served to bring him back. He's been a steady presence on the field and off.

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  Cowboys | Could be an option for Nate Burleson    Thu Feb 13, 02:05 PM

The Dallas Cowboys could be an option for impending free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) because of the connection with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

Footballguys view: We know the Cowboys must be done with Miles Austin after several underwhelming and injury-plagued seasons. They need a reliable alternative to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Burleson has been productive when healthy and would be a nice addition to this offense.

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  Buccaneers | Could be landing spot for Nate Burleson     Thu Feb 13, 01:54 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be a good landing spot for impending free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions), in the opinion of Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Footballguys view: Burleson could be a nice, reliable fit for quarterback Mike Glennon. Especially with some question as to Mike William's long-term outlook with the Bucs given some missed meetings and off-field issues. Even with Williams there, Burleson would be a big help for the second year quarterback.

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  Lions | Will release Nate Burleson    Thu Feb 13, 01:53 PM

The Detroit Lions have informed WR Nate Burleson that he will be released Thursday, Feb. 13.

Footballguys view: While Burleson is an aging veteran, this is a bit of an odd move as the Lions have nobody else beyond Calvin Johnson. They must feel really good about Ryan Broyles or have plans to go after someone in free agency.

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  Lions | Two likely will have to restructure deals    Fri Jan 10, 06:54 PM

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson and FS Louis Delmas likely will have to restructure their contracts in order to stay with the team.

Footballguys view: Both should be open to restructuring their respective deals to stay with the team. We'll see more moves like this around the league as teams work on their cap space.

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  Lions | Nate Burleson likely to line up in slot    Fri Nov 22, 05:57 PM

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) is likely to see most of the snaps out of the slot position in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meaning WRs Jeremy Ross and Kris Durham will see less playing time. Burleson practiced in full pads both Thursday, Nov. 21, and Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable for this weekend.

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  Lions | Nate Burleson probable    Fri Nov 22, 04:35 PM

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) fully practiced Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Burleson is a nice immediate plug-in for deep PPR leagues against a Bucs defense that has surrendered big games to slot receivers in each of the last two weeks.

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  Lions | Nate Burleson cleared for contact    Thu Nov 21, 09:55 PM

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) has been cleared for contact and should be able to play Week 12 unless he suffers a setback. Burleson will wear a protective sleeve on his forearm when he returns to the field.

Footballguys view: Burleson was a huge target magnet before pizza made him crash his car. Some healing time and a DiGiorno sponsorship later and he's almost back on the field. Things have worked well without him as Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush but they still lack a threat opposite Megatron. Burleson could see a lot of work in short order and is worth a spot on your bench if you can spare it.

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  Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 12    Thu Nov 21, 06:29 PM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), DT Andre Fluellen (thigh) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 21. WR Nate Burleson (forearm), OT Corey Hilliard (knee) and CB Bill Bentley (knee) fully participated in practice.

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  Lions | Nate Burleson limited in practice    Wed Nov 20, 06:35 PM

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Footballguys view: Burleson is getting close to returning to the field for the Lions. We can only recommend him as a "what the heck" flex if he does play this week against the Buccaneers.

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  Lions | Nate Burleson to wear brace    Tue Nov 19, 07:07 PM

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) will wear a Kevlar brace on his arm when he returns to action, and he'll have to change the way he plays in order to stay healthy. 'I'm not going to be diving over piles and trying to run people over,' Burleson said. 'I'm going to try to have a little bit of preservation to the way I play. But I'm not concerned about that one bit. I'm actually looking forward to it and like I said, I get paid to play and I haven't played in a long time, so I've got a lot of time to make up for it.'

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  Lions | Nate Burleson ready    Tue Nov 19, 04:25 PM

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) thinks he is ready to return in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 'I feel like I can go out there and be productive,' Burleson said. 'I caught the ball last week very well, ran some routes, had some physical contact. So this week is taking another step.' He still needs to be cleared by doctors, however.

Footballguys view: An important note for fantasy owners here. Burleson is worth adding for around five percent of your free agent budget in PPR leagues. Now that he's back we like him as a flex play with upside for the Lions.

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  Lions | Nate Burleson could play in Week 12    Mon Nov 18, 01:18 PM

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said it is possible that WR Nate Burleson (forearm) could play in the team's Week 12 game.

Footballguys view: Getting Burleson back will boost the passing numbers to guys not named Calvin Johnson. If he does play in Week 12 then we see Burleson as a low end flex play.

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  Lions | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 17, 11:40 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Bill Bentley, OT Corey Hilliard, DL Ezekiel Ansah, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Montell Owens, WR Nate Burleson inactive for Week 11.

Footballguys view: The Lions are taking it slow with Burleson. Brandon Pettigrew could see increased targets again today on a sloppy field.

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