Burleson has missed 17 games in the past two seasons, including seven games last year after breaking his left arm in September while trying to keep a pizza box from falling off a seat in his vehicle.
He returned to the team in December and finished with 39 catches for 461 yards and one touchdown.
"It’s a hard decision for them to make, but I can’t blame them for making it," Burleson said.
He spent four seasons in Detroit after spending the previous four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. BURKE & FARRAR: Ranking teams by offseason outlook