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Nate Burleson

Nate Burleson - #13 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 198 lbs.
Birthday 08/19/1981
Birthplace Calgary, AB
College Nevada
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 3rd round, 7th pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
27 240 2

Lions looking for left tackle of future

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Jeff Backus has taken something of an unfair beating in and around Detroit, but the Lions will need to find their left tackle of the future at some point soon.

Stafford undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford underwent successful shoulder surgery Friday, the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Suh performed beyond even high expectations

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is this year's Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Suh would welcome Haynesworth in Detroit

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
There have been reports that the Lions could investigate acquiring DT Albert Haynesworth, and that would be just fine with DT Ndamukong Suh.

Lions could still add on the corner

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
Entering last season there was little question: Cornerback was, by far, the team's biggest need. Times have changed a bit.

The cities that playoff football forgot

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
It now has been 11 years since the Bills and Lions played in the playoffs. Every other franchise that was around at that time has made the playoffs since then, but not Buffalo or Detroit.

OLB Peterson won't be returning to Lions in 2011

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 9:43 p.m. ET
In a discussion with the local media on Wednesday, Lions GM Martin Mayhew revealed the OLB Julian Peterson, who was benched for the team's Week 17 victory over the Vikings, would not be back in 2011.

Suh to undergo shoulder surgery

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
The Lions announced Wednesday that DT Ndamukong Suh will undergo shoulder surgery on Jan. 10 and will not play in the 2011 Pro Bowl.

Favre watches Vikings' season end in loss to Lions

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Brett Favre stood in street clothes on the sideline in what likely was the final game of his 20-season career, watching the Lions beat his Vikings 20-13 on Sunday.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Vikings gave fans one reason to smile last week with their unexpected win at Philadelphia, but this is akin to a playoff game for the Lions.

Lions don't mind opponents' 'tough' talk

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 10:35 p.m. ET
Slowly, the Lions have shed their label of being a soft team. In fact, it's now to the point where they have been accused by opposing teams of being a dirty outfit.

Poll: Lions DT Suh top defensive rookie

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
In a recently concluded poll on this site, readers gave an overwhelming 60.1 percent show of support to Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2010 NFL draft and the rookie leader in sacks with ...

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup when the Vikings face the Lions in Week 17 — Minnesota DRE Jared Allen vs. Detroit OLT Jeff Backus.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
Here's a collection of quotes from head coach Leslie Frazier, QB Joe Webb and Lions DT Ndamukong Suh as the Vikings prepare to play in Detroit on Sunday.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup as the Vikings get set to take on the Lions in Detroit in the final game of the 2010 season.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 24, 2012
The Detroit Lions placed Burleson on injured reserve on Wednesday.||||||| Detroit made the roster moved Wednesday, two days after Burleson broke his right leg in a loss at Chicago.
Posted Oct. 22, 2012
Burleson has left Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears because of an injured right knee.||||||| Burleson was injured on a hit by Tim Jennings after a 16-yard catch in the third quarter with the Bears up 13-0. He did not return. The Lions lost safety Amari Spievey to a concussion.
Posted March 12, 2012
Burleson says he restructured his contract to help the team keep some key players. Burleson said Monday that he agreed to have his $4 million base salary for this year converted into a $3.125 signing bonus to save the Lions $2.17 million in salary cap space.||||||| Quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh have reportedly reworked their deals as well to assist the team's efforts in free agency that starts Tuesday. Detroit hopes to retain offensive tackle Jeff Backus, cornerback Eric Wright and linebacker Stephen Tulloch and to extend receiver Calvin Johnson's contract before he plays the final year of his deal in 2012.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Burleson had six receptions for 83 yards in Saturday's 38-10 rout of San Diego.||||||| Burleson is second on the team with 712 yards through the air.
Posted Nov. 07, 2010
Burleson had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown on Sunday in a loss to the Jets.||||||| It was his first 100-yard receiving game of the season. He previously had 176 yards on 19 catches.

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