Agent says Burleson has joined the Browns


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.

54 responses to “Agent says Burleson has joined the Browns

  1. Potentially great signing. I see Brown’s drafting linebacker Mack and Carr in first round.

    The Panthers gm hasn’t done a thing to help the receiving core in Carolina

  2. Why is it funny to joke about someone breaking a bone in a serious car accident?
    Let me give you a clue: it isn’t

  3. Ppl keep LOL @ the Browns but if Hoyer plays like he did last year they’ll put up points and the Defense just keeps getting better..

  4. Hey if Nate is willing to break his arm to save a pizza, I imagine he’ll put in more effort than the browns have got out of Greg Little so far. Still hoping they draft Watkins at #4 to give the browns on of , if not the most lethal WR corps in the NFL.

  5. They still need a guy who ca be an Insurance policy in case Gordon takes a toke and gets his year long ban.

    #4) Watkins
    #26) Yankey
    #35) Hyde/Mason

    package a 3rd and 4th to move up and secure Aaron Murray to learn and develop behind Hoyer …

  6. The Browns are making some great moves. If Burleson can stay healthy and the Browns draft the right qb or Hoyer plays like he did prior to the injury, this team could be good. Gordon, Cameron, Burleson, and Hawkins/Little? Better receiving group than a lot of teams. Im not a Browns fan but if I was I’d be pumped.

  7. Added depth is how you win games. I wonder what is going to happen with Greg Little. If they draft Watkins or Evans, he’s pretty much gone.

  8. Burleson is average at best but he’s easily the 2nd best WR on the Browns roster as it currently stands. They had still better lock up a stud WR in the draft though cause if Gordon gets suspended Burleson is nowhere close to #1 material and neither are any of the other guys.

  9. Burleson will be the #3 receiver for Cleveland.
    Coincidentely, Jacksonville will continue to be the 3rd best team in the State of Florida…unless youre counting FSU. Then, the Jags fall to #4.

  10. Let’s be honest, it’s the browns. Somehow a wrench will get tossed in the cogs and halt progress. On paper the browns are a playoff team but buying your team in free agency rarely pays off, ask the dolphins.

  11. I think it is a smart choice by Burleson. He goes from benefiting from defenses focusing on Megatron to defenses that will be consumed with stopping Gordon.

    When he is healthy, he can get open facing single coverage.

    Unfortunately, you just never know who the Browns will have at QB–definitely a revolving door.

  12. This definitely creates more competition at the receiver spot….like new G.M. says ” we must create more competition at every position on the team” no jobs are guaranteed… many players here have felt entitled to their starting jobs……no more!!!!

  13. Trade a 3 and a 4 to to move up and get Murray? From what I’ve read he will be there in the 3/4 round. Then again it’s the Browns and you might be on to something

  14. Still need a qb. I get Hoyer was playing good but lets be real here he’s a journeyman back up. Hopefully for browns fans they make some noise. Put those pompous sleeler and ravens fans in their place

  15. Burleson will make the Brown’s roster. You need to keep 5-6 receivers on a roster. He can still catch, just don’t ask him to drive and eat pizza at the same time.

  16. Brown’s need to go Mack, Carr, and grab a WR in the 2nd. They have a number 1 in Gordon, no need to have 2 at the moment when you have other spots to fill. Browns have been rly close to being a playoff team for about 2 years now. They’re record rly Dsnt show what kind of team they have. They have money too go grab cj1.2k , with that oline hell be good again.

  17. Browns will be decent someday, but its difficult to see them getting by the Broncos, Pats, Chiefs, and Colts when it comes down to it.

  18. I just want my Browns to be respectable again. Make other teams worry about going to C-Town to play a game. I was there in the 80’s when Bernie and Company averaged over 30 points a game and steam-rolled the AFC. It could happen again, and it would be good for the NFL.

  19. Jeromegarcia- stay classy.

    The Browns and the Jags are interesting teams to watch as they rise from the ashes. I like what the Browns have done and hope it works out for the team and for the great Cleveland fans. The more good teams the better.
    On Burleson, though, I’m meh. Not a great signing, just another small piece in place but he could help, especially if he gives good locker room.

  20. I think the Cleveland Clownz should be able to win at least 6 games. That would be huge for that pathetic fan base that doesn’t quite seem to understand what winning in the NFL is about. I mean how can that stadium sellout every year for a dysfunction organization????
    Good luck!

  21. Burleson is a great signing. do agree that hes not our #2 but hes the guy who keep us relevant on the field when the #1 or #2 have to sit down. And in case of injury he can step in and play.

    This offseason has been fun to watch. Farmer is building a team with at least enough depth to withstand a little damage although the depth is still what is going to keep us from serious contention for at least another year. The AFC North is a tough division and to take this division depth is key.

    A quarterback…possibly two…coming in the draft. I like Bian Hoyer, but not sure he is the next Bernie. But then again Bernie was not technically a good quarterback. But he got the job done and he was supremely confident. Hoyer strikes me the same way. His confidence showed thru the 2 1/2 games he started and in preseason last year as well. He deserves a full shot at the job and let any rookie or rookies develop.

    I really like the direction of this team. I feel good about Mike Pettine. I feel good about Ray Farmer. I feel good about Jimmy Haslam. The three stooges have been replaced by the Three Amigos. They can become Cleveland Legends if they keep this direction progressing.

    Factory of Gladness is being built. Beware the Elf… Fear the elf!

    GO BROWNS!!!

  22. Don’t know how much Nate has left in the tank, but as far as likable players go, he is one of the greats. Always loved hearing interviews with him during his years with his hometown ‘Hawks. Wish him the best in Cleveland.

  23. A great signing to add depth. I would’ve liked to see a 2 year deal for this guy though, but he’s a solid addition to our WR. I will agree that he is better than Little. Hopefully this puts more pressure on Little to learn how to play the game. Little has the athletic ability to be a solid #2 WR, he just needs a lot more development, and at this point in his career, he’s way behind where he should be.

  24. I think the Cleveland Clownz should be able to win at least 6 games. That would be huge for that pathetic fan base that doesn’t quite seem to understand what winning in the NFL is about. I mean how can that stadium sellout every year for a dysfunction organization????
    Good luck!

    I think a better question is how a team that has had some success in recent years NOT sellout every game and are constantly battling blackouts? Talk about a pathetic fan base. Oh, and the Browns have 8 championships 3rd most in NFL history. How many do the Bengals have?

  25. I’m Surprised the Lions let him go since he was about the only guy in the locker room willing to speak to the media.

  26. Jacksonville Jaguars on the rise.



    Well when your in the basement you have nowhere to go but up. So, uhmm, yeah I guess the Jaguars are on the rise

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