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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 QB Stafford is back and DT Williams is out

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
The Lions got a boost on offense with Matthew Stafford's return to practice but DT Corey Williams is out Sunday after knee surgery.

Lions DT Williams out 'week-to-week' after knee surgery

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
Lions DT Corey Williams underwent knee surgery earlier this week and will miss Sunday’s game against the Vikings, the team’s website reported.

Lions DT Fairley seeks to settle Ala. charges

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
An attorney for Nick Fairley asked a judge to approve a pre-trial diversion program instead of putting the player on trial facing charges of drunken-driving.

Lions place P Graham on I.R.

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Lions placed P Ben Graham on injured reserve and signed veteran P Nick Harris.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Schwartz open for questioning in Lions' loss

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 3:50 a.m. ET
Jim Schwartz's end-of-game coaching brings up some issues with the Lions, the Titans win in spite of C.J., plus more from a wacky Week Three.

Titans get first win in wild game vs. Lions

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Rob Bironas kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, and the Titans stopped backup quarterback Shaun Hill on fourth-and-1 to finally pull out a 44-41 win.

Key matchup: Lions run defense vs. Titans running game

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Can the Lions keep Titans RB Chris Johnson in check? They have to think they can, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening in today's key matchup. 

Lions place Florence on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed CB Drayton Florence on the injured-reserve list with the designation to return.

Lions claim CB Murphy

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Lions claimed CB Jerome Murphy off waivers from the Saints and released CB Kevin Barnes.

Lions CB Florence breaks forearm

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
Lions CB Drayton Florence broke his right forearm in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Davis' two TDs help put Niners past Lions

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:06 a.m. ET
Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and San Francisco beat the Lions 27-19.

Lions' TE tandem can stress defenses

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' TE tandem of Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler can be tough for defenses to deal with, the way we hear it.

Key matchup: Niners interior offensive line vs. Lions DTs

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Tuesday's “Key Matchup” focuses on the Niners' interior O-line vs. the Lions DTs in this Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

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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