The Bears on Saturday placed TE Trey Burton on IR with his calf injury, ending a season that was injury marred from the start. Burton hit September limited by a groin issue after offseason core-muscle surgery. He totaled just 14 catches in 8 games and never topped 20 yards in a single week. He'll be just 28 at the start of the 2020 season, though, with 2 years remaining on his contract. TE Adam Shaheen is also out or Sunday night's game against the Rams, leaving Ben Braunecker as Chicago's lead TE. There will be some upside to Shaheen once he's back from his foot injury.
Bears TE Trey Burton is dealing with a "mild" groin strain that could make him a game-time decision for Thursday night's opener against the Packers, GM Ryan Pace told the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday. Burton sustained the injury at some point last week and missed practice time over the weekend. He was reportedly back on the field Monday, however. Even if Burton misses the opener, this doesn't seem like a longer-term concern. Make sure that you have an insurance option for Week 1.
Bears TE Trey Burton wasn't on the field Sunday for the portion of practice open to the media. We'll see whether that changes over the next few days, when Chicago will actually have to submit injury reports. It bodes ill, though, for Burton's status Thursday night status against the Packers. The Bears have been taking it easy with Burton this summer coming off sports hernia surgery. If Burton misses the game, Adam Shaheen would be Chicago's lead TE.
Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) is inactive for today's game against the Eagles. He was added to the injury report on Saturday, but we have no further details on his status beyond this week. Burton's absence leaves Adam Shaheen as Chicago's lead pass-catching TE. Note that Philly finished 4th in Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed to TEs this season.
Bears TE Adam Shaheen has been diagnosed with a low-ankle sprain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's relatively good news considering the injury looked much worse when it happened in Saturday night's preseason game. Per Rapoport, Shaheen has a chance to be ready for Week 1. The 2nd-year TE was having an impressive preseason before going down. He's behind Trey Burton in the pecking order and isn't a great bet for consistent fantasy production this season. But Shaheen's return will be good news for QB Mitchell Trubisky.
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs says "don't be surprised" if TE Zach Miller doesn't crack the Bears' final roster. This actually makes plenty of sense. The Bears are rebuilding on offense and might not want to give snaps to an injury-prone 32-year-old. They also gave $10 million guaranteed to TE Dion Sims in free agency and drafted TE Adam Shaheen in the 2nd round of this year's draft. The team is also high on TE Daniel Brown, according to Biggs. This is a group to stay away from in fantasy drafts right now.