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Lions WR Nate Burleson Says He Could Be Odd-Man Out Next Season
Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson, who had season-ending surgery on his broken right leg nearly two weeks ago, walked through the locker room on crutches and discussed his injury and uncertain future, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free-Press.
Burleson had five screws and a plate inserted in his leg after he suffered a tibial plateau fracture under his knee, he will begin putting weight on his leg next month and begin his lower-body rehabilitation then.
But Burleson, a 10-year veteran, knows the NFL reality. He'll be 32 next season and he has two years left on his contract, which pays him a base salary of $4.5 million next year.
With the emergence of Ryan Broyles and Titus Young, Burleson isn't sure of anything, other than speaking frankly to his young teammates.
"I talk bluntly to them," he said. "With them balling out completely it could leave me the odd man out. That's just the reality of the game. ... Once I heal up, I'm going to come back at a high level. If my spot is secure on this team, then I'm going to continue to do what I do and lead and be the person that I was before I got banged up. If not, then hopefully I'll put the young guys in a position that they can easily take my place."
Source: The Redzone
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