Lions release Nate Burleson, Louis Delmas to clear cap room
The Lions have parted ways with wide receiver Nate Burleson and safety Louis Delmas.
The team has also released safety Louis Delmas, which saves another $6 million in cap space, DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reports.
Burleson, who spent the last four seasons in Detroit and caught 39 passes for 461 yards and a touchdown in nine games in 2013, tweeted his goodbyes to the city and its fans.
The last 4 years in Michigan been incredible! MY TEAM, FANS & the CITY will missed more than you know! Thank You! Love Detroit! #LionBlood— Nathaniel E Burleson (@Nate13Burleson) February 13, 2014
Burleson signed a five-year, $25 million deal to join the Lions back in 2010 after a four-year stint in Seattle. He began his career with the Vikings in 2003, a former third-round pick out of Nevada.
Off the field, Burelson will probably best be remembered for breaking his arm while trying to drive and save a pizza from sliding off the front passenger seat. Seriously.
Upside: Burleson tweeted in October that the dark cloud of a broken arm has a pepperoni and cheese-filled silver lining: Free pizza for the year, courtesy of DiGiorno. So there's that.
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