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Nate Burleson to visit Dolphins

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Nate Burleson got used to cold winters while spending the last four years as a member of the Lions, but he may be able to leave the heavy winter gear at home in 2014.

Steve Wyche of NFL Network reports that Burleson will visit the Dolphins, whose Miami home requires no layering to get through the winter months.

Burleson was released by the Lions in February to clear $5.5 million under the salary cap, a move that was made easier by the fact that Burleson missed 17 games because of injuries over the last two years. When he wasn’t injured, Burleson was a reliable target for Matthew Stafford but the Lions signed Golden Tate and are taking their offense in a different direction under new coach Jim Caldwell this season.

If Burleson does land in Miami, he’ll join Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Rishard Matthews and Brandon Gibson on the depth chart at receiver. Hartline and Gibson are both coming off of knee injuries, but the team hopes to have both of them on the field for camp.

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9 Responses to “Nate Burleson to visit Dolphins”
  1. johnnycash19 says: Apr 3, 2014 10:09 AM

    Are the Dolphins trying to take all of the Lions injury prone players?

    Fox, Delmas, now Burleson?

  2. thegrigga49 says: Apr 3, 2014 10:18 AM

    That would be a solid 5 WR rotation if the phins can add him.

  3. quadya says: Apr 3, 2014 10:21 AM

    Man…Hickey is on point.

  4. beachsidejames says: Apr 3, 2014 10:40 AM

    All quality players that deserve a 1 yr prove yourself type contract.

  5. mazenblue says: Apr 3, 2014 10:47 AM

    Burleson isnt injury prone. That pizza thing was a fluke. Funny, sucky, all in one. Fox was always hurt. And Delmas, well, you will get tired of him trying too hard and hurting himself or another teammate every other game. good luck to em. Hate to see Burleson go.

  6. miriam45 says: Apr 3, 2014 11:11 AM

    Is Hickey picking names out of a hat?

  7. purpleguy says: Apr 3, 2014 11:42 AM

    If the Dolphins hire him, the Miami newspapers had best stock up on extra ink — no one is more willing to gab to the beat guys than Nate.

  8. chuckh13 says: Apr 3, 2014 11:50 AM

    Sign him! Make him order home delivery for pizza

  9. dolfan72 says: Apr 3, 2014 9:08 PM

    I wish they’d sign a new head coach! FIRE JOE PHILBIN!

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