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Nate Burlesons been around long enough 10 years that he knows the business side of the NFL.
His $4.5-million base salary looks untenable to a team with 24 unrestricted free agents, a couple young receivers and little cap room. But he wants to be a Lion next year, the team needs his leadership in the locker room and presence on the field, and theres a way to make it happen.
As he cleaned out his locker today and said hes well ahead of schedule in his rehab from a broken leg, Burleson indicated hes open to taking a paycut to remain a Lion.
Well see what happens, Burleson said. I talked to the coaches, actually talked to (general manager Martin Mayhew) upstairs today and talked about my value to the team, being missed on and off the field. I told him I want to retire here. He said he feels the same way.
Source: Detroit Free Press
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