According to Cleveland Browns analyst for ESPNCleveland.com Tony Grossi, Nate Burleson had the cast removed from his left forearm he'd been wearing since sustaining what he called a "minor injury" in an April minicamp. Burleson has continued to run and lift weights, even while wearing the cast.
In limited playing action in 2013 with the Lions, Burleson hauled in 39 passes for 461 yards and one touchdown. Burleson figures to compete for a starting WR spot with other free agent acquisitions Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins .
Outside of stud wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron, there is little to be excited about in the Browns receiving corps. Burleson and Austin have probably seen their better day, while Hawkins is largely unproven, with his season best in receptions being 51, coming in 2012 while with the Bengals. Add to that a rookie quarterback in Johnny Manziel, and the Browns passing game could have a rough season.
Gordon and Cameron are the only two players worth having. Even if Burleson starts opposite Gordon, he's no better than a bye week fill-in.