Nate Burleson DET -WRBurleson back way ahead of schedule
Lions WR Nate Burleson took the field with teammates Thursday, 3 months ahead of his scheduled return. Burleson said he skipped the depression stage after breaking his leg last season and dove right into rigorous rehab. The 33-year-old worked out twice a day in Seattle this offseason -- unbeknownst to his team -- with plans to get back on the field and surprise everyone. Jettisoning Titus Young and losing Ryan Broyles to a late-season ACL tear could leave the Lions needing Burleson to start come September. He still wouldn't be an exciting fantasy option in that situation. Perhaps a WR5 in most formats.
Nate Burleson DET -WRrehab update
Lions WR Nate Burleson is ahead of schedule in his recovery from last October's broken leg. "The great news is I'm healed up," he said. "I just got news from my doctors that the bone is good. I'm running and jumping three months ahead of schedule." Burleson should be a full-go for training camp. And the broken leg isn't something that should linger. He'll turn 32 in August but had shown no signs of slowing down prior to the injury. He was on pace for 83 catches last year -- and racked up 73 in 2011. Burleson is currently sitting #2 on Detroit's depth chart. He'll need to fend off WR Ryan Broyles once he recovers from last year's torn ACL. The Lions also figure to draft competition this week.
Nate Burleson DET -WRrestructures contract
Lions WR Nate Burleson has agreed to a restructured contract. It means he's more than likely to remain in Detroit for 2013, which wasn't the case with the $4.5 million he was originally scheduled to make. Burleson will turn 32 this August and is coming off a broken leg suffered last October. He hauled in 73 balls in 2011, though, and was on an early pace for 83 before going down last year. With Titus Young gone and Ryan Broyles recovering from a torn ACL, Burleson will be counted on to play a significant role again in 2013.
Nate Burleson DET -WRhas broken leg
Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his leg during Monday night's game against the Bears. He's done for the year. Burleson had been serving as a reliable possession receiver for Detroit, averaging 8 targets and 5 catches per game. That possession role now figures to go to rookie WR Ryan Broyles. He flashed in his NFL debut on Monday, hauling in 3 of 4 targets for 51 yards and a score. Broyles was considered an NFL-ready WR before tearing his ACL at Oklahoma last year. Now he's healthy and will be given a chance to make that impact. He's worth adding in PPR leagues.
Nate Burleson DET -WRneeds elbow surgery
Lions WR Nate Burleson will undergo elbow surgery later this week to have fluid drained and a bursa sac removed. He injured the elbow last November and was hoping it'd heal on its own. It's continued to swell though, so Burleson will undergo what the Detroit Free Press calls a "minor" procedure. It sounds like Burleson will be fine for the start of training camp, but we'll continue to monitor his progress.
Nate Burleson DET -WRrunning his own 2-a-days
Despite the labor uncertainty in the NFL, Lions WR Nate Burleson is making sure that he stays in top physical condition. He's working through high-intensity 2-a-days at the Athlete's Performance training center in Arizona. "At this time of year I'd (usually) be in Seattle, kind of slow-pacing it, maybe doing once a day with a different training staff," Burleson said. "I just don't want this thing to catch me off guard so that's why I'm here in Arizona getting my body right." Burleson quietly finished 38th among WRs in fantasy points this past year, despite missing a couple games. He'll be a WR3 with some upside in 2011.
Nate Burleson DET -WRhoping to return for Week 4
Lions WR Nate Burleson (ankle) is hoping to return for the team's Week 4 game against the Packers. Bryant Johnson was awful as Detroit's #2 WR this past Sunday, so Burleson's return would be good news for the passing game. But Burleson isn't a fantasy option right now.
Nate Burleson DET -WRinactive
As expected, Lions WR Nate Burleson (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Vikings. WR Bryant Johnson will start in his place but isn't a fantasy option.
Nate Burleson DET -WRout with ankle injury
Lions WR Nate Burleson left Sunday's game with an ankle injury. He's not expected to return.
Nate Burleson DET -WRLions ink Nate Burleson
The Lions have signed WR Nate Burleson to a 5-year $25 million dollar deal that includes $11 million in guarantees. Detroit badly needed to upgrade opposite Calvin Johnson, and they accomplished that with this move. While they overpaid a bit for the services of Burleson, he should provide borderline WR3 numbers for the upcoming fantasy season.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson out
Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Packers. WR Deion Branch will start again in his place.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson ruled out
Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Titans. He finishes with 63 catches for 812 yards and 3 scores in 13 games.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson ruled out
As expected, Seahawks WR Nate Burleson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. He's dealing with a high ankle sprain and may very well miss the rest of the season.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson inactive
Seattle WR Nate Burleson is inactive for today's game against the Bucs. WR Deion Branch will get the start in his place.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson "doubtful" for Week 16
Seahawks HC Jim Mora called WR Nate Burleson (ankle) "doubtful" for the team's Week 16 game against the Packers. Burleson is recovering from a high ankle sprain and is unlikely to play again this season. WR Deion Branch will finish out the year as Seattle's #2 WR.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson's status uncertain
Seattle HC Jim Mora claims he has not been given the results of WR Nate Burleson’s MRI. Nate does have an ankle injury that the Seahawks do not believe is very serious, but they will not know for certain until the results come in. This makes Burleson’s status for this weekend’s game against Tampa Bay uncertain for now. If he is not able to play then Dieon Branch and rookie WR Deon Butler are next in line to take his spot.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson has high ankle sprain
Seahawks WR Nate Burleson has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. He was in a walking boot on Tuesday and is extremely unlikely to play this week against the Bucs. That's good and bad news for WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He should be a target monster without Burleson on the field, but he'll also be shadowed by shutdown CB Aqib Talib. WRs Deon Butler and Deion Branch will pick up extra snaps in Burleson's absence and are sneaky plays if you're desperate for a WR3.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson good to go
After being limited earlier this week, Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (back) returned to a full practice on Friday. He's listed as "probable" for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Get him in your lineup against a struggling pass defense.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burleson OUT FOR YEAR
ESPN reports Seahawks WR Nate Burleson (knee) is out for the year. Tough, tough blow. They have no one left until Bobby Engram and Deion Branch return, which could be a month away.
Nate Burleson DET -WRNate Burelson sprained his knee
Seahawks WR Nate Burleson's "pretty much" (per Mike Holmgren) sprained his knee vs. the Bills. He will have an MRI on Monday. Hopefully it isn't torn. Burleson caught a TD vs. the Bills and was regularly getting open in man coverage. Don't drop him yet.
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