Nate Burleson signs with Cleveland Browns

Patrick McDermott

Burleson signs with the Browns, which is not only a boost for their WR unit, but this could also affect the top of the NFL Draft.

After the Cleveland Browns snagged Andrew Hawkinson from the Cincinnati Bengals, they still looked to add another wide receiver to a unit among the NFL's worst in terms of depth.

Yes, Josh Gordon is an All-Pro, but Davone Bess was cut after an abysmal year, and Greg Little still struggles with the concept of catching the ball.

With Nate Burleson in town this weekend, Cleveland made sure not to let him out of town without a contract, and now he's a Brown:

Burleson was cut this offseason by the Lions after playing in just 15 games the past two seasons due to injury. He caught 39 passes for 461 yards and a touchdown, but His season was interrupted in September by an unusual injury that forced him to miss seven games.

Burleson suffered a broken arm in a one-car accident caused by his attempt to keep a pizza he’d purchased from sliding off the passenger seat. The 32-year-old has 5,630 career yards on 457 catches and 39 touchdown grabs.

This may take the Browns out of the running for a receiver at the top of the draft. With the No. 4 pick, they could probably take either Clemson's Sammy Watkins or Texas A&M's Mike Evans if they wanted, but now there's no need to if they feel better about another prospect.

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