The Lions have made the first big move of their offseason, one that leaves them shorter on offensive options and leadership.
The move clears $5.5 million worth of salary cap space.
The 32-year-old wideout was a consistent performer for the Lions when well, but missed 17 games the last two seasons because of injuries.
“It’s a hard decision for them to make, but I can’t blame them for making it,” Burleson said.
Burleson should find work in the NFL again soon. If not, there’s always a second career in pizza delivery.