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The Lions on Friday officially ruled out Burleson for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. He returned to practice this week after breaking his forearm in a September car crash.
Burleson met with his doctors Friday and was not in the locker room during media access after practice.
"I've been in 11 years and I know that being smart and listening to the doctors versus having that competitive stupidity behind you is the route to go," Burleson said earlier this week. "So I'm going to be smart and listen to everybody else around me."
None of the three practiced this week.
"He's played well in every role we've given him this year," coach Jim Schwartz said of Taylor. "He's affected games and that's what we expected when we drafted him where we did. When Jason Jones went down, he needed to step up.
"If we need him to step up more, we think he's capable of doing that."
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