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Nate Burleson returns to Browns practice for first time since Aug. 6

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Cleveland Browns receiver Nate Burleson returned to practice Monday for first time since Aug. 6, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

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.”

Pittsburgh Steelers could still suspend Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount

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

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