Lions cutting Nate Burleson

The Detroit Lions are releasing veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Burleson, 32, caught 39 passes for 461 yards and one touchdown last season as he was limited to nine games and eight starts last season due to injuries.

By releasing him, the Lions are creating $5.5 million against the salary cap.

“It’s a hard decision for them to make, but I can’t blame them for making it,” Burleson told the Free Press.

For his career, Burleson has caught 457 passes for 5,630 yards and 39 touchdowns.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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