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Browns GM Ray Farmer comments on wide receiver Nate Burleson agreeing to contract

By Nate Ulrich Published: April 7, 2014

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Browns General Manager Ray Farmer released a statement today about the addition of wide receiver Nate Burleson. On Sunday night, Burleson and the Browns reached an agreement on a one-year contract.

Here is Farmer's statement:

“We’re happy to welcome Nate to the Browns locker room and family. We added Nate because we believe he can play like a Brown, with the added veteran presence that can help young players reach their potential. He's a pro’s pro. He’s the quality-character person that understands the NFL from all angles and sides. He can play, which is evident in his beginning to last season prior to missing time, with production and value. He will improve our roster and overall competition at the wide-receiver position.

“Like we’ve said all along, improving the competition at each position and adding pillars to the roster are important to us. We want guys that embody the needed traits, players who are passionate, tough, relentless, productive, instinctive and competitive -- all of which symbolize what it means to play like a Brown. Nate has competed to earn his opportunities and we’re excited to have him join the Browns.”

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