The first signing of free agency happened a little over two hours into the signing period early Friday morning, as WR Nate Burleson agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions, a league source told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.
NFL.com’s Steve Wyche reports that Burleson has agreed to a five-year, $25 million contract. The former Seattle Seahawks wideout will receive $11 million guaranteed, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Burleson drew significant initial interest, and Seattle, his former club, was interested in retaining him as well. He played in 13 games in 2009, finishing with 63 catches for 812 yards and three touchdowns. In seven NFL seasons with the Vikings and Seahawks, Burleson has 263 career receptions for 3,547 yards and 27 touchdowns.