Browns sign Nate Burleson to a one year deal

CLEVELAND - The Browns have added some veteran depth at wide receiver by signing former Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson to a one year deal on Sunday.

Burleson visited with Browns coaches on Saturday and it didn't take long for the 11 year veteran to agree to terms with the team on an incentive laden contract.

Burleson will begin his 12th season in the NFL after spending the previous four years in Detroit where he caught 39 passes for 461 yards and a touchdown.

The Browns hope the 32 year old 6-foot, 198-pound Burleson is past the injuries that have limited him to only 15 games and 13 starts over the past two seasons.

Burleson joins free agent Andrew Hawkins as the only free agent wide receivers to sign with the orange helmets this off season. Burleson and Hawkins join Josh Gordon, Greg Little and Travis Benjamin as the teams wide receivers heading into the off season meetings which begin tomorrow in Berea.