The Cleveland Browns have taken a deliberate and careful approach to free agency. Slightly more deliberate and careful than their latest arrival was while driving with pizza in his car.
Receiver Nate Burleson has agreed to terms with the Browns on a one-year deal. His agent, Ken Sarnoff, confirmed the development to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Burleson, cut by the Lions earlier in the offseason, recently visited the Dolphins before visiting Cleveland.
An 11-year veteran, Burleson has spent three years with the Vikings, four with the Seahawks, and four with the Lions. He joins a depth chart led by Josh Gordon, Greg Little, and newcomer Andrew Hawkins.
Burleson may need to nail down at least the second or third spot on the depth chart; otherwise, he risks being cut in favor of a younger player who would be cheaper — and who would more readily contribute on special teams.
UPDATE 10:08 p.m. ET: The Browns have announced Burleson’s arrival.