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Nate Burleson Tells Ex-Teammate Calvin Johnson To Sign With Patriots

Before you hang up your cleats for good, Calvin Johnson, one of your former teammates has a message for you. Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson, who played alongside Johnson in Detroit from 2010-2013, recently wrote an article for NFL.com. The article mostly involves Burleson making a case for the retired Johnson to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but his closing...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson hinting at a comeback?

As the future of Calvin Johnson continuing to be a mystery, could a former teammate of his be making a comeback? Nate Burleson, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2014 with the Cleveland Browns posted this to Twitter and Instagram, possibly hinting at a return: With all these rumors floating around about my guy @calvinjohnsonjr / @calvinjohnsonjr possibly… https://t.co/JS8GX1uR3c...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson rips Lions GM for not trying to convince Megatron

Calvin Johnson appears close to announcing his retirement from the NFL, and one of his former teammates is appalled that the Detroit Lions are not trying harder to convince Megatron to change his mind. Nate Burleson, who became close with Johnson during their four seasons together in Detroit, said Monday that he can’t believe Lions general manager Bob Quinn hasn’t had a conversation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Former NFL player and analyst Nate Burleson defends Blair Walsh

Many have blamed Blair Walsh for losing Sunday’s wild card game, but former NFL player and current analyst Nate Burleson isn’t having any of that. The Minnesota Vikings kicker famously missed an easy 27-yard chip shot in the last seconds of the playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, garnering the ire of millions of football fans around the nation (watch here). However...
Via Sportsnaut
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson on Browns-Lions preseason game: “I’m going to get a fine.”

On August 9, the Cleveland Browns will face the Detroit Lions in their annual Battle for the Barge—The Great Lakes Classic.  While this overblown preseason game will get lots of burn for its contrived tradition, it’s also going to be a focal point for Browns fans as wide receiver Nate Burleson plans on making the most of his return back to his former home stadium. “Man, I’m...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson report becomes latest example of local media challenges

At roughly 9:30 pm on Thursday night, as the Cleveland Browns were in the midst of one of the biggest NFL Drafts in recent team history, I received a text message that contained information about a potential injury suffered by recently signed wide receiver Nate Burleson. After the surprise morphed into curiosity, I did what any inquisitive yet responsible reporter-type would do:...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions will face Burleson in preseason opener

The Detroit Lions will face Nate Burleson's new team, the Cleveland Browns, in the preseason opener at Ford Field during the week of August 7-10. Burleson spent the last four years with the Lions before getting released during the offseason and signing a free-agent deal with the Browns. The NFL released each team's preseason opponents Wednesday. Exact dates and times will be announced...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Released WR Nate Burelson already in contact with teams

Earlier today, reports surfaced that the Lions had parted ways with veteran WR Nate Burleson. He later confirmed the move via his Twitter account. Burleson joined Detroit Sports 105.1 FM (via the NFL Trade Rumors -.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions to release Nate Burleson

Receiver Nate Burleson has become a salary-cap casualty for the Detroit Lions. The club confirmed that Burleson is being released. It is expected to be official later Thursday. The move will save the Lions more than $5 million against the cap. "It's a hard decision for them to make, but I can't blame them for making it," Burleson told the Detroit Free Press. Burleson, 32, spent the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nate Burleson serves up a pizza for TD celebration

Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson has missed most of the season with a broken arm suffered when he crashed his car on I-696 when trying to save a pizza from falling off his passenger seat. So after scoring his first touchdown in quite some time it seemed only fitting that he celebrates in a very fitting manner.
Via The Majors Detroit
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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