Nate Burleson could miss the rest of the season

Nate Burleson’s best season as a Seahawk isn’t ending well.  

Seattle’s leading receiver revealed Tuesday on KJR (950 AM) that he suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss to the Texans.  Burleson in a walking boot and it’s unclear if he’ll be able to return this season.

A high ankle sprain can keep a player out anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity.

Acquired in 2006 as a restricted free agent when Vikings/Seahawks poison pills were all the rage, Burleson has mostly been a disappointment.  He missed nearly all of 2008 with a torn ACL and combined for only 886 receiving yards in 2006-2007.

Burleson was on pace to top 1,000 yards this season for the first time since he broke on the scene as Randy Moss’ sidekick in Minnesota.  He’s due $3.25 million next season, but the salary is voidable.

Perhaps the time off will allow Burleson to work on his rap skills.  (Skip to 4:20 of the video.)

11 responses to “Nate Burleson could miss the rest of the season

  1. Burleson joined the Seahawks after their run to the SuperBowl certainly thinking his chances of winning a World Championship were better anywhere but Minnesota.
    Since the Seahawks joined the NFL in 1976 they have been to the Supebowl more often than the vikings.
    Burleson was a good signing by the Seahawks and I doubt they balk at 3.25 million next season.

  2. Burleson was and is a good receiver. For a solid #2, he’s worth the money. On the other hand he sure is having trouble staying healthy.

  3. Oh, and normally Bob I simply ignore you because you are a troll. But I’ll bite here… You claim “Since the Seahawks joined the NFL in 1976 they have been to the Supebowl more often than the vikings. ”
    I’m not sure what they teach for math in the land of meth but where I’m from 1 = 1. (Vikings went to the Superbowl in the Seahawks’ first year in the league…)

  4. We need Eskinsux to bring back his PFT rap.
    Greatest post in PFT history.
    Second is my post as shuxion when I turned a Detroit player talking about defense into an anal sex joke.

  5. Wow, that was a long day… he got to work at 0730 and went home at 100… how does he do it? Those 5.5 hour days are killers!!!!

  6. Man their equipment room is so sick. Its like a modells, sports autority, champs, and footlocker all rolled into one. I love how they have it set up like a store. It dont get any better then that.

  7. Well I wouldnt expect you to know but thats not that bad for a freestyle. Im not saying give the man I deal but dont hate. He did alot better then most athletes do when they try to rap.

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