Posted October 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Detroit Lions are counting on three players to make up for the loss of receiver Nate Burleson. Second-year pro Titus Young and rookie Ryan Broyles take a big step up the depth chart at receiver. And tight end Tony Scheffler should get more chances to catch passes from the slot. ''Anytime somebody goes down, someone has to step up and I just happen to be the one that has to step up for the team,'' Young said Wednesday. Detroit added depth by signing former Cleveland Browns receiver Brian Robiskie when it placed Burleson on injured reserve with a broken right leg. Young and Broyles made the most of their opportunities while the Bears - like all of Detroit's opponents - focused their efforts on preventing Calvin Johnson from making big plays after Burleson was hurt in the Monday night loss at Chicago. Young had six receptions for 81 yards. Broyles made the first three catches of his career for 51 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Staffo...

Nate Burleson has a broken leg

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press,  Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken leg during last night’s loss to the Bears.Rookie Ryan Broyles stepped in and played pretty well.  He ended up with three catches for 51 yard and a touchdown. 

Nate Burleson out for season with broken leg

The Detroit Lions lost their No. 3 receiver to a broken leg during Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears. Nate Burleson was injured after catching a 16-yard pass over the middle.On the season Burleson, 31, had caught 27 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns.Taking over for Burleson will be rookie Ryan Broyles. Broyles entered Monday’s game against the Bears in the third...

Nate Burleson Injury: Lions WR Out for Season

The Detroit Lions not only lost their Monday night contest against the Chicago Bears, they lost starting wide receiver Nate Burleson for the remainder of the season. Burleson suffered a broken leg, reports MichaelDavid Smith of Lions coach Jim Schwartz announced at his postgame press conference that Burleson will not play again this year. ...

Lions' Burleson breaks leg

Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right leg during Monday night's 13-7 loss to the Chicago Bears. Burleson was injured on a hit by Tim Jennings after a 16-yard catch in the third quarter with the Bears leading 13-0. Losing him is a big blow for the Lions, who have lost four of five. A starter along with Calvin Johnson...

Lions Injury News: Nate Burleson Out Eight Months

The Detroit Lions announced earlier this week that wide receiver Nate Burleson would miss the remainder of the season after breaking his right leg Monday night against the Chicago Bears. The Lions have now said that Burleson’s injury will require surgery and the wide out will miss up to eight months, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Detroit Lions wide receiver...

Nate Burleson breaks leg, out for the remainder of the season

After the Lions loss to the Chicago Bears 13-7 on Monday Night Football, things got worse for an already stumbling offense as Nate Burleson was lost for the season with a broken leg. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced the injury to Burleson further reiterating that the veteran wide out would be out for the remainder of the year. The injury to Burleson occurred when he landed...

Nate Burleson Out For Remainder Of Season

Lions receiver Nate Burleson, who was taken to the locker room on a cart in Monday's game versus Chicago, will miss the remainder of the season with a broken right leg.Fantasy Spin:Titus Young and rookie Ryan Broyles will both see plenty of opportunities with Burleson gone. Broyles was certainly the better of the two Monday night, catching three balls for 51 yards and a touchdown...

Nate Burleson Breaks Leg in Loss to Bears

Nate Burleson's 2012 season is over after he suffered a broken leg in the Detroit Lions' 13-7 loss to Chicago on Monday night. Continue reading →
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