ALLEN PARK, Mich. One of the top position battles for the Detroit Lions this off-season is the receiver spot to replace Titus Young, who was released four months ago.
Veteran Nate Burleson believes the replacement quite possibly will be Patrick Edwards, who was signed as an undrafted free agent a year ago but was injured and spent last season on the practice squad.
You may not immediately think of the name Nate Burleson when
you think of the Detroit Lions. However, for the past three years he has been an
underrated commodity and a great leader for the team. He has flown under the
radar for the majority of his ten year career, but has managed to rack up over
5000 receiving yards and 38 touchdowns. He turns 32 in August, but the seasoned
Heading into the NFL Draft, there was a considerable amount of speculation about the Detroit Lions’ wide receiver situation. Things had been bleak, but a few days before the draft Nate Burleson pronounced himself almost fit for service, having largely healed from a broken leg and Ryan Broyles was making steady strides toward a return from a torn ACL. But, Burleson is 31...
The 2012 season of Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson
was ended prematurely when he suffered a broken leg. He’s been working hard to
return to the field since, as Burleson is told NFL.com that he’s currently
three months ahead of his recovery schedule.
"The great news is I'm healed up," Burleson said.
"I just got news from my doctors that the bone...
Right after last season ended, Nate Burleson promised that he would be back with the Lions. After suffering a broken leg in the Monday Night Football game against the Bears in October, many thought that the 31-year old would be a salary cap casualty. But true to his word, Burleson restructured his contract Thursday and to prove that he did, he tweeted a picture of it.
NFL Star Nate Burleson(Detroit Lions) earned Best Dressed on the NFL Network ‘Total Access’ today for his chic 3-piece coordinated ensemble Your boy Nate got some style, what do you think ??.
Nate kept the hues traditional black/white, accessorizing with a preppy skeleton print bow tie.(Click photo to see Nate model his attire)
To complement his skeleton print dress socks, and...
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 went hunting and the NFL has made him pay the price.The Detroit Lions wide receiver was fined $10,000 by the league for his touchdown celebration in Sunday’s comeback victory at Philadelphia. Burleson was not penalized on the play.After hauling in his pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford in the corner of the end zone during the fourth quarter, Burleson flapped his...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson felt his team, on a three-game losing streak, needed to regain its swagger.
So when he scored a touchdown Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles to help cut a deficit to three points with 3 minutes remaining, Burleson pretended to point a rifle in the air and shoot -- you got it -- an Eagle.
A day later, after the Lions...
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Lions receiver Nate Burleson might have made NFL history. Burleson said he believes he is the first NFL player to list his elementary school in the taped introductions networks use on national broadcasts. In the introduction for NBC's Sunday night game at New Orleans, Burleson said: "Nate Burleson, Rainier View Elementary."