February 28, 2013
Right after last season ended, Nate Burleson promised that he would be back with the Lions. -After suffering a broken leg in the Monday Night Football game against the Bears in October, many thought that the 31-year old would be a salary cap casualty. -But true to his word, Burleson restructured his contract Thursday and to prove that he did, he tweeted a picture of it.
Do yourself a favor and follow Nate Burleson. -He's one of the more personable athletes out there.
Financial details were not released, but it was important that the Lions held on to Burleson for a few reasons. -For one, he is the consummate professional and from all accounts, a terrific teammate. -He's a fan favorite mainly because of his personality and his willingness to put the team first. -And thirdly, he's a decent underneath weapon for Matthew Stafford when healthy. -With Ryan Broyles' status for the beginning of 2013 in question because of a torn ACL, Burleson will prove to be a crucial target over the middl...