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Lions | Nate Burleson slims down

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson, noticeably lighter this training camp, is working extremely hard this summer to prove he still belongs on the roster. Burleson has been motivated by the team selecting wide receivers in the last two drafts, and he is working harder than he ever has this offseason. He is down to 194 pounds after playing around 205 pounds last season, and he said he is a step quicker as a result. "I just tightened up on my diet and lifted a little bit harder, ran a little bit more," Burleson said. "I figure if I gained weight, I'm going to solidify myself as a slot for the rest of my career. If I lose a little bit of weight and show my agility and my speed, I still have the versatility to help this offense on the outside."

2012-08-14 12:18:57 | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

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