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Burleson now expendable?

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08:04 AM ET 11.08 | Credit Nate Burleson for both a handle on reality and graciousness. The next time [Burleson] puts on his football pads, he will be 32 and coming off major leg surgery. He understands there is a possibility the Lions could move on without him. He understands if receivers Ryan Broyles and Titus Young continue to develop, they could make him expendable. So what is Burleson going to do about that? For one, he's going to attack his rehabilitation with an almost demonic fervor, making sure he will be ready to compete during OTAs next spring. And for another, he is going to do all he can to make sure Broyles and Young continue to develop. ... "[If he doesn't reclaim his job] then hopefully I'll put the young guys in a position where they can easily take my place."

The Detroit News

Nate Burleson, Icon Sports Nate Burleson, Icon Sports
November 8, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Gracious Detroit Lion? What?

November 8, 2012  08:12 AM ET

"...hopefully I'll put the young guys in a position where they can easily take my place."


Easily???

November 8, 2012  08:22 AM ET

an injured player fighting to reclaim his job from younger players, NOW THIS IS NEWS INDEED!!!



NOT

November 8, 2012  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

an injured player fighting to reclaim his job from younger players, NOW THIS IS NEWS INDEED!!!NOT

And he's on IR and won't suit up again until next summer. Man, I can't wait for next week's episode.

November 8, 2012  09:41 AM ET

If this was comeing out of new york people would be all over this.pee on new york.

November 8, 2012  10:54 AM ET

It sounds like he got asked a question, and tried to say the right things. I mean "I hope those guys suck so I can get my job back" wouldn't go over too well.

November 8, 2012  11:14 AM ET

Well it is Detroit, he could say that or just go get arrested

 
November 8, 2012  11:18 AM ET

He can join Arnold, Stallone, Bruce Willis, et al.

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