Seattle Receiver Out For The Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday Sept 8, 2008
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle receiver Nate Burleson is out for
the season after suffering a torn knee ligament in the season
opening loss to Buffalo yesterday.

Burleson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee
while trying to cut on a pass pattern on a rain-slicked field. Its the latest blow to the Seahawks depleted receiving corps.

Coach Mike Holmgren said the team will again be without veteran
receivers Deion Branch and Bobby Engram for this Sunday's game
against San Francisco. Branch is seven months into recovery for
reconstructive knee surgery similar to what Burleson now faces.
Engram may be out into October with a broken shoulder.

Seattle has three healthy receivers on its roster. Holmgren says
the team may sign a veteran free agent before practice on
Wednesday.


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