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Detroit Lions — Nate Burleson sizes up Ameer Abdullah

Nate Burleson, who keeps a close eye on the Detroit Lions, likes what he sees from running back Ameer Abdullah. Really, who doesn’t?

The former Lions wide receiver  shared his thoughts on the NFL Network’s "NFL Total Access'' on Monday night.

Burleson said: “What he was able to do when he got the ball in his hands was exactly what we saw him do at Nebraska … What I loved the most is when he got into the interior and he was able to move in small spaces, he loves to put those feet down, give you a shoulder, give you a head and he doesn’t have a fear when he sees safeties and linebackers in front of him. For a rookie to get the ball and make moves like he does in short spaces, that’s going to carry this running game a long way. With the addition of Golden Tate and a healthy Calvin Johnson, Matt Stafford has a ton of weapons.”

Burleson had a good view of Abdullah, the Lions’ second-round pick, because he was a television color analyst for the Detroit call of the preseason game.

Burleson will also be in the booth on Thursday night with Matt Shepard and Rob Rubick for the Lions second preseason game at the Washington Redskins. It will air at 7:30 p.m. on WJBK-TV FOX 2.

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