According to ABC TV 12's Ryan Slocum, Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson took snaps at running back during Thursday's practice.
Slocum posted this on Facebook:
At 6-feet-even, 198 pounds, Burleson may be a bit undersized for the power running game that the Lions tried to establish in 2011. However, he's not exactly new to the position. Burleson, a 10-year veteran, has seen time in the backfield during his career.
The veteran had 11 carries and career-high 85 rushing yards in 2011. He rushed for 81 yards in 2010. While with the Vikings, Burleson carried the ball eight times, and he toted the rock four times while with Seattle.
Burleson probably won't be a heavily-used back, but the Lions could benefit from his services since Jahvid Best is on the PUP list.
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