Former Pack WR Burleson Restructures NFL Contract

DETROIT - Former Wolf Pack wide receiver Nate Burleson has restructured his contract for a second straight year.

Burleson confirmed it in a direct message on Twitter to The Associated Press. He wrote that he redid his deal because he wants to retire with the Lions and to do his part to bring more athletes to the team.

Burleson played in just six games last season before being placed on injured reserve with a broken right leg. He caught 27 passed for 240 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

He's made 418 catches for 5,169 yards and 38 touchdowns during his ten-year career, playing for the Vikings, Seahawks and the Lions.

Burleson was a third-round pick out of Nevada back in the 2003 NFL draft. He was an All-American his junior season, before leaving early for the NFL.

*****Information used in this report was taken from the Associated Press*****


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