Report: Lions to release WR Nate Burleson
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.
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