Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is ahead of schedule as he heals from a season-ending broken leg injury suffered in 2012.
"The great news is I'm healed up," Burleson said. "I just got news from my doctors that the bone is good. I'm running and jumping three months ahead of schedule."
Currently the veteran receiver is slotted to be Calvin Johnson's main foil this season, but he said he would welcome competition if the Lions took a wide receiver with one of their high draft picks.
Unless the Lions add a talented WR before the season, Burleson figures to start opposite Calvin Johnson, with Ryan Broyles (ACL) is aiming to be ready for Week 1.