Burden will attend the Cleveland Browns rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis. If he performs well, he can be signed as a free agent to the roster. The odds are long – he would have to convince Browns decision makers that he’s worth keeping over a player that they’ve already signed – but it’s a shot. Last year, Cleveland brought 17 tryout players to its rookie mini-camp and signed two to its offseason roster.
Also last year, Burden’s quarterback, Justin Thomas, briefly made the New Orleans Saints roster at the end of the team’s rookie mini-camp tryout.