Should be a full-go for camp following 2012 ACL injury
Nate Burleson wasn't able to do his part last year and it ate at him. It's one of the reasons he's worked so hard to get back onto the field this offseason. His strength is that he can play all three receiver positions in the Lions offense and he's a reliable target at each of those positions for quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Lions missed that the second half of the season last year, especially after Ryan Broyles went down with an ACL six weeks later. Both Burleson and Broyles are way ahead of schedule in their rehab and expected to be ready to roll come Week 1 vs. Minnesota. Burleson said that once training camp starts at the end of July he should be 100 percent with no restrictions. (DetroitLions.com)
FF Today's Take:Burleson is a bit of a forgotten man in Detroit that will likely see less catches with the addition of Reggie Bush and return of Broyles, but that doesn't mean he won't play an important role. Broyles is no sure thing with ACL tears on both knees and Bush returns to turf, which made him a bit of an injury risk as a Saint. In such an explosive pass-heavy offense, Burelson is a solid WR4 option in all leagues.