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Sun, 05 May 2013 09:38:27 -0700
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.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:06:51 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) said he's running and jumping three months ahead of schedule.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 04:47:25 -0800
The Detroit Lions are currently $5 million under the salary cap after restructuring the deals of C Dominic Raiola and WR Nate Burleson.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:34:06 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he is happy WR Nate Burleson will be on the team next season because of his play on the field and his leadership on the team. "He just brings a lot to the table," Mayhew said. "He makes plays for us, moves the chains on third downs and just a great teammate, great guy to have in the locker room, a solid veteran presence on our team. Gives us a lot of leadership and we've been talking about we need more leaders. He's one of the leaders we need so we're glad to have him with us."
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:19:17 -0800
The Detroit Lions created around $5.5 million in salary cap space by restructuring the contracts of WR Nate Burleson and C Dominic Raiola.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:41:21 -0800
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.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:35:54 -0800
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."
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:31:25 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) and WR Ryan Broyles (knee) could have larger roles in the offense next season with WR Titus Young gone. Burleson is coming off a broken leg but should be ready for the start of the offseason program. Broyles is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and won't be ready until training camp.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:12:36 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson could be asked to restructure his current contract to help the team get under the salary cap in 2013. Burleson is slated to count $6.531 million against the cap this season and $7.531 million in 2014. He is believed to want to finish his career in Detroit.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:48:17 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team will monitor WR Nate Burleson's (leg) 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.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:01:51 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young could return to the team next season, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. "There's a chance," Schwartz said. "There is a process involved there. He's a very talented player and obviously made a difference when he was on the field and it, particularly with the way the injuries went with Nate Burleson and then later (Ryan) Broyles, it affected the team not having him out there." Young got sent home for behavioral issues and was eventually placed in Injured Reserve late in the 2012 season.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:50:23 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) said he is a few weeks ahead of schedule in his rehab from a leg injury. Burleson said he plans to be ready for organized team activities.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 06:52:09 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson said he hopes time on Injured Reserve will help WR Titus Young (knee) mature. Aside from lining up incorrectly, running wrong routes, arguing with coaches and sulking during games, Young was also frequently late for meetings. Things were getting tense in the locker room between Young and the leaders of the team. "I haven't talked to Titus and I haven't talked to the coaches about specifically what's going on with him. You just hope that a young talent like this gets a chance to show his ability, because this league is the N.F.L. - Not For Long," Burleson said. "If you don't take advantage of opportunities, sometimes it's tough to get chances."
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 05:17:59 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) realizes he may not have much of a future with the team, particularly with the development of young WRs Titus Young and Ryan Broyles. "With them balling out completely it could leave me the odd man out. That's just the reality of the game," Burleson said. "... Once I heal up, I'm going to come back at a high level. If my spot is secure on this team, then I'm going to continue to do what I do and lead and be the person that I was before I got banged up. If not, then hopefully I'll put the young guys in a position that they can easily take my place."
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:47:29 -0700
The Detroit Lions placed WR Nate Burleson (leg) on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Oct. 24, and signed free-agent DE Kendrick Adams (Jaguars) to the practice squad. Also, CB Lionel Smith (undisclosed) was put on the practice squad Injured Reserve.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:28:28 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) needs surgery on his broken leg, and he could be out about eight months.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:35:04 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz confirmed WR Nate Burleson (leg) 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.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:41:17 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (knee) was carted off to the locker room in the third quarter of the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears. He was holding his right knee during the ride after being unable to put much weight on his leg on the sidelines.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:12:22 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (knee) suffered an apparent right knee injury after he was tackled after a third quarter reception in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 22.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:02:19 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson was fined $10,000 for a touchdown celebration in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He said the fine won't deter him from future celebrations. "I'll have something for Chicago," he said. "I'm not going to stop celebrating."
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:16:10 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (undisclosed) and LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:58:54 -0700
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.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:01:23 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson said he expects QB Matthew Stafford (hamstring) to be ready for the team's Week 4 game. If he is not ready, Burleson said he everyone saw what QB Shaun Hill could come in and do.
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:18:57 -0700
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."
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 05:55:54 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson compared teammate WR Calvin Johnson to San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss, who played with Burleson on the Minnesota Vikings. "Very similar," Burleson said. "Calvin might be slightly stronger. Moss might be slightly faster. They can go back and forth on the attributes, physically. They both have a high IQ for the game. Both (have) extremely strong hands. And they're freaks of nature."
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:34:57 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson said he is willing to help WR Titus Young even though he knows Young will be taking his starting job at some point. "I told Titus, I said, 'Look. There's no question that you're brought here to take my position. That's what you're brought here to do. And by the time I'm done, you should be ready to take that and you should be on your way to a new contract. And if you're not in those two positions, I don't think I did my job well enough,'" Burleson said.
Sun, 20 May 2012 12:29:53 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson likely will make the final roster even if WR Ryan Broyles jumps over him on the depth chart. Burleson also agreed to restructure his contract this offseason to save the team some cap space.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:27:30 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson has agreed to restructure his contract in order to create salary cap space for the team. Burleson saved the team more than $2.17 million in salary cap space by converting his $4 million base salary for 2012 to the veteran minimum.
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 13:02:08 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he has told WR Nate Burleson and DT Corey Williams that the team does not have any plans to do anything with their contracts at this point.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:34:15 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson might be cut during the offseason, as the team struggles with the salary cap heading into 2012, while also trying to improve the team to become more competitive.
Sat, 24 Dec 2011 19:28:58 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson had six receptions for 83 yards in Week 16 against the San Diego Chargers, and he added an 11-yard run. Burleson has 164 receiving yards over the past two games, his best two-game stretch of the season.
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:05:28 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson had seven receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders. It was Burleson's first trip to the end zone since Week 11, and just his third score of the season.
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:14:28 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew was fined $25,000 for pushing an official during the team's Week 13 game. Also, WRs Nate Burleson and Stefan Logan were each fined $7,500 for their actions in the same game.
Sun, 04 Dec 2011 22:12:03 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson had five receptions for a team-high 93 yards in Week 13 against the New Orleans. Burleson committed three offensive pass interference penalties on the night.
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 17:38:14 -0800
Detroit Lions WRs Nate Burleson and Titus Young were busy in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. Burleson ended up with eight receptions for a game-high 83 yards, while Young managed seven grabs for 74 yards.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 08:08:19 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson restructured his contract last week to clear nearly $820,000 in salary cap space.
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:06:31 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, who was double teamed almost the entire game in Week 6 by the San Francisco 49ers, wasn't targeted once in 11 plays in the red zone. "When we got to (the) sideline, he was like, 'I know it's a tough read for (QB Matthew Stafford) with two guys on me, but I'll box them out," WR Nate Burleson said. "He was like 'Give me a chance and I'll go up there and go get it.'"
Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:59:25 -0700
San Francisco 49ers CB Carlos Rogers is likely to cover the slot receiver Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson in Week 6.
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:29:57 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson had just one catch for six yards in the Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 10. WR Titus Young posted two grabs for 14 yards, while WRs Stefan Logan and Maurice Stovall did not have any catches or targets.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:34:37 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (elbow) will sit out of the team's final preseason game with an elbow contusion.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:56:59 -0700
Detroit Lions CB Alphonso Smith (foot), OT Johnny Culbreath (undisclosed), DT Nick Fairley (foot), OT Jason Fox (foot) and WR Nate Burleson (elbow) did not take part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Sat, 20 Aug 2011 03:29:18 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was six of 10 passing for 85 yards in four series with a touchdown pass to WR Nate Burleson in the team's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 19. It was the second week in a row he connected with Burleson for a score.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 23:30:47 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (elbow), who had offseason elbow surgery, took part in all of the team's activities during the first day of training camp.
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:17:57 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (elbow) said he will be undergoing minor surgery to have fluid drained and a bursa sac removed in his elbow. Burleson suffered a right elbow injury in November and it swells up periodically.
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 14:28:17 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson caught six passes for 83 yards and one touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17, according to The Associated Press.
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:14:40 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 10, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. He is listed as probable for Week 14 and is expected to play.
Thu, 09 Dec 2010 14:14:12 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 9.
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 21:01:27 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8.
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 14:03:10 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 3, and is probable for Week 13, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett. Burleson is expected to play.
Thu, 02 Dec 2010 13:44:23 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), TE Tony Scheffler (rib) and LB DeAndre Levy (groin) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 2.