Burleson had not practiced or played for the Browns since he strained his hamstring at the beginning of the month.
From the Akron Beacon Journal:
“I want to give Cleveland what they deserve and that’s Nate at 100 percent, which you guys saw, obviously, before I tweaked my hammy,” Burleson said. “I’ve got these old dehydrated muscles. I just strained it a little bit. ... Hamstrings are tricky, so you’ve got to be smart. The plan is to play 16 games, not four preseason games.”
Burleson signed a one-year, $1.02 million deal in April.
The Browns are still awaiting word on Josh Gordon's appeal of a one-year suspension for a positive drug test.
The Browns' regular-season opener is Sept. 7 in Pittsburgh.
- Sarah Barshop