Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/7/12
The next time Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson puts his pads on, he will be 32 and coming off major leg surgery. Burleson suffered a season-ending broken right leg in the Lions' Oct. 22 loss to the Chicago Bears. He understands there is a possibility the Lions could move on without him. He understands that if receivers Ryan Broyles and Titus Young continue to grow and develop, they could make him expendable. So how does Burleson react to that? For starters, he's going to rehab like a demon, making sure he's ready to compete in organized team activities next spring. But in the meantime, he is going to do all he can to make sure Broyles and Young continue to grow and develop. "I talked bluntly to them," Burleson said. "I said with them balling out completely, it could leave me the odd man out. That's just the reality of the game. My job is not to focus on the future; it's truly just to focus on rehab. "Once I heal up, I'm going to come back at a high level, and if m...
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