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Burleson (hamstring) is inactive Monday at Washington, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Burleson continues to be beset by injury, as a hamstring issue will keep him sidelined for a second preseason game in a row. The incoming decision on Josh Gordon's suspension will inform potential owners of the receiver pecking order in Cleveland, but even when healthy, Burleson will have to compete with Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins, among others, in the Browns' pass-catching corps.
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Burleson (hamstring) rode a stationary bike on the side during Friday's practice, and "isn't looking good" for Monday's preseason matchup with the Redskins, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Burleson didn't play in the preseason opener due to the same hamstring issue, and it appears it will keep him out of a second straight contest. The team likely wants to seem him in 11-on-11 action before deploying the veteran in a game, and reaching this goal prior to Monday's exhibition game doesn't seem probable at the moment. Depending on the ruling on Josh Gordon's suspension appeal, Burleson may have an opportunity to earn meaningful looks in the offense this season, but he'll have to get some reps out on the field before coach Mike Pettine will be comfortable sending him out for a heavy snap count.
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Burleson (hamstring) won't play in the Browns' preseason opener against the Lions on Saturday, the Plain Dealer reports.
While Burleson's injury doesn't seem to be too serious, it still doesn't make much sense for him to potentially stunt the progress he's made with his hamstring. He'll likely be a game-time decision for the Browns' next preseason contest against the Redskins on Aug. 18.
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Burleson (hamstring), who did not practice Thursday, made the trip to Detroit with the Browns, where the team plays on Saturday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
While Burleson's status for Saturday's contest is undetermined, that he traveled with the team suggests that his injury is not viewed as a major concern at this stage. We'll let you know if that assessment changes.
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Burleson (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Burleson currently slots in as a second-stringer on the Browns' initial preseason depth chart, but if/when Josh Gordon is handed a suspension by the NFL, Burleson would presumably move up a peg, and join Miles Austin on the first team, with Andrew Hawkins the likely candidate to man the slot for the Browns.
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Nate Burleson (arm) is participating in this week's minicamp.
Burleson had his cast removed last week after getting the plate replaced in his forearm earlier in the offseason. He did not suffer a re-break of the bone. Burleson is ticketed for a prominent role in Cleveland, but he's not going to be a fantasy asset in what should be one of the run-heaviest offenses in the league.
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Nate Burleson (arm) will have his cast removed this week and expects to be full go for training camp.
The Browns need all the help they can get at receiver right now. Burleson revealed he did not re-break his left arm, but the plate that had previously been inserted needed to be replaced. Burleson, Miles Austin, and Andrew Hawkins would be the frontrunners for receiver duties if the season opened today.
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According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Browns WR Nate Burleson fractured his left arm during a recent minicamp.
Just a few hours after the Josh Gordon suspension news breaks, the Browns receiving corps takes another punch to the gut. Although Burleson is expected back for training camp, this is the same arm he broke during last year's car accident and the recurring nature of the injury is cause for concern. Without Gordon and Burleson, the Browns top-three wideouts would be Andrew Hawkins, Greg Little and Josh Cooper. It's not a warm welcome for Johnny Manziel.
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Browns signed WR Nate Burleson to a one-year contract.
He chose Cleveland over Miami. Burleson, 33 in August, is more of a locker-room than on-field asset at this stage of his career. He posted a 39-461-11.8-1 stat line across nine games in Detroit last season, missing seven with a broken arm. He missed ten games the year before due to a broken leg. Burleson provides reliable hands in the slot, but his playmaking ability evaporated years ago. He'd be best in a fourth receiver role with the Browns.
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Free agent Nate Burleson's Dolphins visit has ended, and he will fly to Cleveland this evening.
Per ESPN's Adam Caplan, Burleson's flight to visit the Browns will leave "in a few hours." Burleson is going on age 33 and would be best suited for a No. 3 or 4 receiver role, wherever he lands. The prospective fit in Miami was odd because the Fins have Rishard Matthews behind Brandon Gibson in the slot.