Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions announced on Thursday
that the team has released veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson and safety
Burleson had one year left on a five-year, $25 million contract he signed in
2010 and Delmas was due to make $5.5 million with a $500,000 roster bonus. The
moves will save the Lions $11.5 million toward the 2014 salary cap.
Burleson missed 17 games over the past two seasons due to a broken forearm and
broken leg. In four seasons with the Lions, Burleson recorded 194 receptions
for 2,083 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Delmas, 26, missed 11 games throughout the 2011 and 2012 seasons due to knee
injuries, but did play in all 16 games last season.
A 2009 second-round pick by the Lions, Delmas recorded 331 tackles, five
sacks, six interceptions and four forced fumbles with the Lions.
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