The Cleveland Browns signed veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson to a one year deal. Burleson played for the Detroit Lions for and had one of the NFL’s highest reception rates, catching 73.6 percent of the passes thrown to him by Matthew Stafford.

Burleson  was released by the Lions, as a salary cap move. He has played for the Lions, the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings in his 11 years in the NFL.

Burleson  is a sure handed guy. But don’t look for this to change the Browns draft day out look. Burleson is only here for one year, and this isn’t what the Browns consider a long term deal.

The Browns did a good thing bringing in a veteran receiver who has proven that he is able to catch the football. He can help mold some of the young guys on the team and his presence should certainly be a great replacement for the failed Bess experiment the Browns tried last season.

Burleson  was originally drafted by the Vikings in the 3rd round of the 2003 NFL draft. He was known for being one of the most vocal players on the Lions team and he often gave locker room speeches to inspire others to play at a higher level.

The Browns can use a vocal guy who can inspire some of the younger guys on the team.


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Readers Comments (2)

  1. marty

    a lot of money. We are facing possibly losing our center. Locking in draft picks. That cap might come up faster than you expect. This shows me Watkins might not be in the future. Reliable sources tell me Manzel is the first pick. I’m hoping they are wrong.Carr could probley be taken with their second pick.

  2. Greg

    I know that this may sound blasphemous, but I would take Mike Evans from Texas A&M before I took Sammy Watkins. Evans is a much taller and would make a great target like John Gordon. Watkins is fast but much shorter. If the Browns take Manziel at pick # 4 (which I don’t rule out) they could package their 26th & a 3rd & a 4th round pick to move up further in the first round to take Evans. This would be similar to Indianapolis drafting Andrew Luck & Coby Fleener 2 years ago!


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