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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.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 8 Months

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 8 Months

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.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 12 Months

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.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 12 Months

Free agent Nate Burleson will visit the Browns on Saturday.

Burleson has met/is meeting with the Dolphins, but will head to Cleveland next. The Dolphins haven't been letting free-agent visitors get away without a deal this offseason, but Burleson can afford to take his time. The money should be roughly the same wherever he ends up. The Browns are looking for a slot receiver after Davone Bess tanked last season, but there's no guarantee Burleson would be an upgrade on in-house option Josh Cooper. Burleson appeared to have very little left in 2013.

Nate Burleson WR CLE 12 Months

According to NFL Network, free agent WR Nate Burleson will visit the Dolphins.