Seahawks WR Burleson practicing eight months after knee surgery
RENTON, Wash. -- Nate Burleson is running pass patterns again, effortlessly, like a gazelle. He's catching almost every ball thrown near him, as if he were the touchdown leader again.
Heck, he's even lining up as a scout-team defensive back, giving other Seahawks wide receivers someone to run against during offseason practices.
Nate Burleson, WR
Hey, did this guy really have reconstructive knee surgery eight months ago?
"I feel like I always have, like I'm the same player," Seattle's forgotten game-breaker said with a big grin this week.
He had just finished three days of organized drills on the field with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, the new coaching staff and the rest of the Seahawks.
A month ago, Burleson hesitated when asked if he'd be ready for training camp in late July.
"If they are pushing me out there right now, I guarantee I will be out there for training camp," he said, chuckling. http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d ... nfirm=true