Nate Burleson WR CLE 19 Days

Burleson (hamstring) has reportedly been released by the Browns, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Hamstring woes slowed Burleson in the preseason and the veteran wideout was deemed expendable by the Browns, presumably leaving the team on the lookout for wideout help in the coming days, with Josh Gordon's suspension having been confirmed earlier in the week.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 20 Days

Burleson (hamstring) caught one pass on two targets for 27 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.

Making his preseason debut, Burleson was able to get involved, working primarily with Johnny Manziel and the second-team offense. He hauled in another pass which was eventually called back due to an illegal formation penalty. He seems to be a near-lock to make the team at this point, and could help pick up some of the targets suspended wideout Josh Gordon leaves behind.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 23 Days

Burleson (hamstring) will play in Thursday's preseason finale, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Burleson returned to practice Monday after missing the entire preseason thus far due to a hamstring injury. As the Browns still await a ruling on Josh Gordon's appeal of a season-long suspension, the team will hope to get Burleson up to speed as quick as possible with the regular season approaching.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 24 Days

Burleson (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, ESPN Cleveland reports.

Burleson has missed all three of the Browns' preseason games thus far due to a hamstring issue. However, with the regular season quickly approaching and Cleveland still awaiting a ruling regarding Josh Gordon's potential suspension, Burleson's return to action represents a welcomed sight. The veteran projects to be a top four receiver for the Browns this season.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 26 Days

Burleson (hamstring) won't play Saturday against the Rams, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Burleson's absence continues, marking his third DNP of the preseason in as many games. Once he's cleared for action, he'll help cover for Josh Gordon, who is awaiting word on his season-long suspension. However, Burleson is coming off back-to-back injury-plagued seasons in which he logged time in just 15 games, recording 66 catches (on 97 targets) for 701 yards and three touchdowns.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 1 Month

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.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 1 Month

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.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 1 Month

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.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 1 Month

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.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 1 Month

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.