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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 place CB Bentley on I.R.

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Lions placed CB Bill Bentley on injured reserve and signed veteran S Don Carey.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Reports: Jaguars trade WR Thomas to Lions

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Lions acquired WR Mike Thomas from the Jaguars, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers win ugly

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
All four NFC North teams stayed home in Week Nine, and only the Vikings failed to make use of their advantage.

Lions rally to beat Seahawks behind late Stafford TD

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Titus Young with 20 seconds left, lifting the Lions to a 28-24 win over the Seahawks.

Lack of red-zone passing punch hurting Lions

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have faltered far more often in the red zone this season, and the struggles of the passing game have been a big problem. 

Key matchup: Seahawks special teams vs. Lions special teams

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Can the Lions win the battle in the kicking game against Seattle on Sunday? It's no small story line in an interesting NFC matchup. 

Lions add WR Robiskie to replace Burleson

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Nate Burleson on injured reserve and signed WR Brian Robiskie.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: CB Tillman shuts down Megatron

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman has been anything but a liability in Chicago this season.

NFC North Spin cycle: Peterson carries load as Ponder slumps

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Things continued looking up for the Bears, Vikings and Packers in Week Seven after victories over the Lions, Cardinals and Rams, respectively.

Burleson breaks leg, out for season

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 1 a.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his right leg in the third quarter of Monday night's game in Chicago and will miss the rest of the season.

Cutler shakes off injury as Bears beat Lions

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Brandon Marshall scored the Bears' lone touchdown and the defense forced four turnovers as Chicago beat Detroit 13-7 on Monday night.

Lions' RB duo hopes dashed, but Leshoure's play a positive

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The Lions' planned Jahvid Best-Mikel Leshoure RB tandem hasn't been together in a single game, but Leshoure has begun to settle in. 

Lions bring back CB Smith

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
The Lions signed CB Alphonso Smith and released RB Keiland Williams, the team announced Thursday.

Lions RB Best not cleared to play

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best has not been cleared for contact by doctors, the team announced Monday.

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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