The Cleveland Browns and free agent wide receiver Nate Burleson agreed to terms on a one-year contract Sunday night.
#Browns agree to terms with veteran free agent Nate Burleson, GM Ray Farmer announced Sunday night.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 7, 2014
Burleson, 32, was released by the Detroit Lions in a salary cap move this offseason. He caught 39 passes for 461 yards and a touchdown in nine games for the Lions last season.
Burleson has played in 135 regular season games between Minnesota, Seattle and Detroit, catching 457 passes for 5,630 yards and 43 touchdowns.
“We added Nate because we believe he can play like a Brown, with the added veteran presence that can help young players reach their potential,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said. “He’s a pros pro. He’s the quality-character person that understands the NFL from all angles and sides.
“He can play, which is evident in his beginning to last season prior to missing time, with production and value. He will improve our roster and overall competition at the wide-receiver position.”
— Nathaniel E Burleson (@Nate13Burleson) April 7, 2014