Jason LaCanfora: Several notable veterans could be released
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (8/29/14) The release of Bengals former featured back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is not the only significant move that will be made by NFL teams involving veterans, per CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
La Canfora is speculating that the Browns could part with Nate Burleson and that the Jets might let go of fellow wide receiver Stephen Hill. The former has been limited by injury in the preseason while the latter has proven disappointing throughout his young career.
Also on the bubble, according to La Canfora, is Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, though he is likely to stay because of the team's possible decision to keep three players at that position.
Browns unveil lengthy inactives for third preseason game
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/23/14) The Browns have a lengthy list of players sidelined for Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, as a result of a slew of injuries in recent weeks.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/23/14) Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson is missing his third preseason game in a row Saturday against the Rams, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury.
Nate Burleson: I might retire after 2014 season
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (8/21/14) Browns wideout Nate Burleson is contemplating retirement after this season, per the Akron Beacon Journal. He has been sidelined recently with a hamstring injury.
Burleson added that he would like to do something special with his new team, which has struggled to find any playmakers in the receiving corps in the presason and is all but certain to lose top wideout Josh Gordon for as much as the entire year to a drug suspension.
Nate Burleson day-to-day with hamstring injury
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (8/21/14) A hamstring issue has Browns veteran wideout Nate Burleson in a day-to-day situation, per the Akron Beacon Journal.
The team could use a healthy Burleson, who could add production to a wide receiving corps that has struggled mightily in the preseason.
08/29/2014 14:36 53-man roster deadline: Bengals, Browns, Jets, Patriots in spotlight
Many teams will have the bulk of their roster decisions made Friday -- at least in regards to their initial 53-man rosters. And then a host of other moves will follow Sunday and Monday as players are claimed, practice squads are set and more trades occur.
The Browns inked Nate Burleson this spring after the Lions released him to save some cap space. The veteran will play alongside Josh Gordon after playing across from Calvin Johnson and Randy Moss in previous stops. Too bad he never got Fantasy points like those guys did. On a roster with several younger, faster receivers in Cleveland, Burleson is unlikely to post numbers like what he had when he first arrived to Detroit and didn't break limbs. You can safely pass on Burleson in drafts this summer.