RENTON, Wash. -- 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 onWednesday.