Selected by the Browns in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Robiskie has not played since October 2011. He was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars last month. The former Ohio State standout has 39 career receptions for 441 yards and three touchdowns.
"We've seen him for a couple of years, looked at him when he came out in the draft," Lions coach Jim Schwartz told the Associated Press. "He's got good size, very good technique, got a little bit of experience."
Schwartz talked to reporters about Burleson's importance to the team.
"We'll be able to replace Nate as a player, but Nate brings more than just his physical abilities to the field," Schwartz said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "Nate's a very good leader, a very good guy in the locker room, and he'll still be around, but we need to also pick that up on the practice field and in the locker room."