Nate Burleson might end up being the Lions’ most explosive return man, and he’ll no doubt field punts at some point this year.
“Whether it’s the opening game, whether it’s the last game of the season, whether it’s somewhere in between; first quarter, fourth quarter, overtime, it’s going to be some time,” Schwartz said. “He’s really, really good at doing it.”
For now though, Burleson is biding his time on offense – the Lions gave him $25 million this offseason to be a dependable No. 2 receiver and help open the field for Calvin Johnson – and the Lions continue to audition others in the return game.
Nate Burleson will be a nice addition to the Lions offense this year. With double-teams expected to be on Johnson, Burleson should receive plenty of targets.