The Miami Dolphins are aggressively working to round out their 90-man offseason roster this week, with several players visiting - and signing - with the team. This morning, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported that the line of free agents will continue today with former Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson.
Burleson spent the last four years with Detroit, recording 194 receptions for 2,083 yards and 12 touchdowns. The 11-year veteran has also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings.
The Lions released Burleson in February in a salary cap savings move. He was set to count for $5.5 million against Detroit's cap. He has only played 17 games over the past two seasons for the Lions due to injuries, including missing the start of last year with a broken arm sustained in a car accident.
Adding Burleson could add another veteran to the Miami wide receiver corps led by Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, and Brandon Gibson with young developing players behind them like Rishard Matthews, Armon Binns, Ryan Spadola, and Kevin Cone. The Dolphins struggled with depth in the receiving corps last year, with injuries to Hartline, Gibson, and Binns all causing them to miss playing time.