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Quick strike: Burleson to Detroit

3/5/2010

BurlesonBurlesonNate Burleson is heading back to the NFC North after four seasons in Seattle.

The unrestricted free-agent receiver has agreed to terms on a five-year deal with the Lions, ESPN's John Clayton reports.

The Seahawks could have kept Burleson's rights by naming him their franchise player, but they didn't like the corresponding $9.5 million price tag.

Burleson would have helped the Seahawks. He can be a good player. Injuries have slowed him and Burleson simply hasn't produced at a high level consistently, however. That surely worked against him.