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Nate Burleson | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
College: Nevada
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Browns released WR Nate Burleson.
Burleson, 33, was bothered by a hamstring injury all camp, rendering him unable to compete against the likes of Charles Johnson and Travis Benjamin. Still, it's a terrible sign for Burleson that the league's most WR-needy team didn't feel the need to keep him. Having appeared in just 15 games over the last two years, Burleson will find very little interest on the open market. Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:05:00 AM

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Browns coach Mike Pettine was noncommittal on Nate Burleson's roster status after he returned to workouts Monday.

"I can't speak on whether guys have a certain spot or not," Pettine said. "It does hurt your chances not being out there. It's something where we'll consider his entire body of work." Burleson has been sidelined for the majority of camp with a hamstring injury and missed Cleveland's first three preseason games. He returned to practice this week, and expects to play in the exhibition finale. It's hard to see the Browns not keeping Burleson despite the missed time. Anthony Armstrong was released Monday, which should increase his roster chances.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Nate Burleson (hamstring) will miss his third straight preseason game.

Burleson hasn't practiced the last couple of weeks with a hamstring issue, and still isn't ready for game action. He's competing with Charles Johnson, Travis Benjamin, and Anthony Armstrong for a roster spot and needs to get healthy. Joe Haden (foot) also won't play in Saturday's game.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Nate Burleson admits 2014 might be his last season.

Burleson is 33 and has missed the majority of camp with a hamstring issue. ESPN Cleveland doesn't consider his roster spot secure. Limited to nine games for the Lions last season by a broken arm, Burleson caught just 39 passes. He's appeared in only 15 games over the past two seasons.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 03:55:00 PM

ESPN Cleveland isn't sure if Nate Burleson will make the Browns' final roster.

33-year-old Burleson has been bothered by a hamstring issue for a couple weeks now. Of course, the competition for roster spots in this wideout corps is not exactly fierce. The only locks are Josh Gordon, Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin, leaving Burleson to battle guys like Charles Johnson, Travis Benjamin, Anthony Armstrong and Taylor Gabriel. It's hard to see the desperate Browns dumping a veteran leader with experience, even if Burleson will play a bit role.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 08:40:00 AM

Nate Burleson has missed the last couple days of practice with a hamstring injury, and is not expected to play in Monday night's preseason game against the Redskins.

Burleson has been limited to riding a stationary bike on the side at practice. Though he's a veteran in a weak receiver corps, Burleson needs to get on the field. He's no lock to make the roster, especially if Miles Austin can stay healthy and Travis Benjamin and Charles Johnson emerge as playmakers outside.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Nate Burleson (arm) is participating in this week's minicamp.

Burleson had his cast removed last week after getting the plate replaced in his forearm earlier in the offseason. He did not suffer a re-break of the bone. Burleson is ticketed for a prominent role in Cleveland, but he's not going to be a fantasy asset in what should be one of the run-heaviest offenses in the league.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Nate Burleson (arm) will have his cast removed this week and expects to be full go for training camp.

The Browns need all the help they can get at receiver right now. Burleson revealed he did not re-break his left arm, but the plate that had previously been inserted needed to be replaced. Burleson, Miles Austin, and Andrew Hawkins would be the frontrunners for receiver duties if the season opened today.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 02:37:00 PM

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Browns WR Nate Burleson fractured his left arm during a recent minicamp and will need minor surgery.

Just a few hours after the Josh Gordon suspension news breaks, the Browns receiving corps takes another punch to the gut. Although Burleson is expected back for training camp, this is the same arm he broke during last year's car accident and the recurring nature of the injury is cause for concern. Without Gordon and Burleson, the Browns top-three wideouts would be Andrew Hawkins, Greg Little and Josh Cooper. It's not a warm welcome for Johnny Manziel.
Fri, May 9, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Browns signed WR Nate Burleson to a one-year contract.

He chose Cleveland over Miami. Burleson, 33 in August, is more of a locker-room than on-field asset at this stage of his career. He posted a 39-461-11.8-1 stat line across nine games in Detroit last season, missing seven with a broken arm. He missed ten games the year before due to a broken leg. Burleson provides reliable hands in the slot, but his playmaking ability evaporated years ago. He'd be best in a fourth receiver role with the Browns.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Free agent Nate Burleson visited with the Browns on Saturday.

Burleson visited with the Dolphins on Friday, but left without a contract. He's also drawn interest from the Cowboys and Tennessee. Burleson would provide the Browns with veteran depth behind Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Free agent Nate Burleson's Dolphins visit has ended, and he will fly to Cleveland this evening.

Per ESPN's Adam Caplan, Burleson's flight to visit the Browns will leave "in a few hours." Burleson is going on age 33 and would be best suited for a No. 3 or 4 receiver role, wherever he lands. The prospective fit in Miami was odd because the Fins have Rishard Matthews behind Brandon Gibson in the slot.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Free agent Nate Burleson will visit the Browns on Saturday.

Burleson has met/is meeting with the Dolphins, but will head to Cleveland next. The Dolphins haven't been letting free-agent visitors get away without a deal this offseason, but Burleson can afford to take his time. The money should be roughly the same wherever he ends up. The Browns already added a slot receiver in Andrew Hawkins, so it's an odd fit on paper. Burleson appeared to have very little left in 2013 anyway.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 03:03:00 PM

According to NFL Network, free agent WR Nate Burleson will visit the Dolphins.

The Dolphins continue to poke around at the dregs of free agent receivers. If Brandon Gibson (knee) is healthy, Burleson would not be an upgrade in the slot. The 33-year-old (in August) managed just 39-461-1 in nine games for the Lions' pass-happy offense last season.
Source: NFL Network
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 09:33:00 AM

The Cowboys have expressed interest in free agent Nate Burleson.

Burleson would give Dallas a veteran to compete for snaps behind Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams, but isn't more than a No. 4 wideout. He has ties to Cowboys OC Scott Linehan and is capable of playing all three receiver spots. Dallas is reportedly leaning toward not signing any free-agent wideouts until after the draft. Burleson shouldn't require more than a non-guaranteed, one-year deal.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:11:00 PM

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