Burleson done for the season
Elaine Thompson/AP
Seahawks.NET
Posted Sep 8, 2008


Sports Radio 950 KJR AM reported on Monday afternoon that Seahawks WR Nate Burleson will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee in Seattle's season opening game this past weekend against Buffalo.

Burleson was being counted on to be Seattle's number one receiver while Deion Branch (knee) and Bobby Engram (clavicle) both eased their way back in to the lineup as they recovered from their injuries.

He went down in the third quarter after being Seattle's only spark on offense when he hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck late in the first half to draw Seattle within seven points before halftime.

On the day, Burleson managed to haul in five catches for 60 yards and the one touchdown and finished as Seattle's leading receiver on the day.

Burleson came to Seattle as a free agent from the Minnesota Vikings in the 2006 season and has managed to post 73 receptions for 956 yards and 12 touchdowns in his 33 games with the Seahawks.

Burleson has also made an impact on special teams returning two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns over the past two seasons.

Check back with Seahawks.NET for more on this developing story as more information comes available.



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