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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

Thomas a logical fit with Lions

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Lions didn’t seem to be in need of a wide receiver, but trading for the Jaguars’ Mike Thomas makes sense on multiple levels.

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.

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.

Three Lions restructure their contracts

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
Three Lions players have agreed to restructure their contracts in an effort to give the team more salary-cap space.

By targets, Burleson third option in Lions' passing game

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson is on pace to be targeted slightly less per game than he was a season ago, but lately he's seen an increase in passes thrown his way.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

A way to find No. 3 fantasy wide receivers

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Slot receivers make up many No. 3 wideouts in the NFL and on fantasy teams. How do you go about finding the best one to consistently score in fantasy?

Report: Lions WR Burleson to have elbow surgery

Posted June 08, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson will have minor surgery on his right elbow, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Lions WRs Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson vs. Patriots CBs Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington

Burleson fined $15,000

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson played to the Detroit crowd in last Sunday's big win over the Rams. But his actions cost him on Thursday.

Burleson hopes to give Lions receiving boost

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Lions made a bold free-agent move during the offseason, signing WR Nate Burleson with the hopes that he would be a perfect counterpoint to Calvin Johnson.

Lions' offense has yet to lift off

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Losing QB Matthew Stafford was a huge blow to the Lions' offense, but there are plenty of other things this unit must work on to get better, including TE Brandon Pettigrew's pass catching.

Lions start remake of defense

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
In the course of 24 hours, the Lions made two moves to help bolster their defense, starting with the front four.

First free-agent signing: Burleson to Lions

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have signed UFA WR Nate Burleson to a five-year, $25 million contract, with $11 million guaranteed, within hours of the 12:01 a.m. ET Friday start of the free-agent signing period.

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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