The Detroit Lions have been busy working the phones to get a feel for the trade market with Nate Burleson suffering a broken arm as a result of a late night car crash.
While it is obvious they are looking to make a move, whether by trade or free agent signing, the Lions have no plans to put Burleson on injured reserve. At least at this point.
Jim Schwartz wasn’t originally scheduled to meet with the media today but held a 12:30 p.m. press conference to address the Burleson situation.
Schwartz: “Nate will be back at some point.” Right now no plans to place him on IR.
— Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) September 24, 2013
Finally some good news in what is a strange situation. If the Lions can swing a reasonable deal and get Burleson back, their wide receiver situation will be better off than it was to start the season – especially with Ryan Broyles gaining strength.