ESPN: Nate Burleson agrees to five-year, $25 million deal with Lions
The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Nate Burleson early Friday morning, less than two hours after the NFL free agency period began.
Burleson, who had been with the Seattle Seahawks, will likely become the No. 2 receiver on the squad behind Calvin Johnson.
The veteran player should pair well with young quarterback Matthew Stafford who showed moments of greatness in his rookie season in 2009.
The Detroit squad has been relatively busy early in the free agency period.
They acquired defensive lineman Corey Williams from the Cleveland Browns in a trade on Thursday while coach Jim Schwartz went on a recruiting trip to Kyle Vanden Bosch’s house in Nashville.