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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.

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Colts HC Frank Reich said Monday that he's expecting TE Trey Burton to step into the role Eric Ebron played the past 2 seasons. "Trey is a big-time playmaking tight end," Reich said. "He’s an incredible route runner. He’s a very smart, instinctive player. I think he fits a big need in our offense. You know that spot in our offense gets a lot of attention ... that role gets highlighted schematically, in certain ways. I expect Trey, assuming he’s going to stay healthy, will have a very productive year.” Burton battled groin and calf injuries last year but posted a 54-569-6 line back in 2018. He also has experience with Riech after spending 2016 and 2017 with him in Philadelphia. Ebron averaged 6 targets per game over the last 2 seasons -- a 16-game pace of 96. We wouldn't bet on Burton seeing that much volume alongside Jack Doyle, but it's certainly possible that he re-emerges as a fantasy factor in 2020.

The Colts have signed TE Trey Burton to a 1-year deal after he was released by the Bears earlier this week. He'll reportedly make the veteran minimum this season. Burton missed 8 games with groin and calf injuries last year but posted a 54-569-6 line in 2018. He's also familiar with HC Frank Reich's offense after spending 2016 and 2017 with him in Philadelphia. Burton will battle with TE Jack Doyle for snaps and targets in Indy.

The Bears have released TE Trey Burton. The move seemed inevitable after Chicago forked over a 2-year, $16 million deal to TE Jimmy Graham earlier this offseason. After posting a decent 54-569-6 line and TE8 PPR finish in 2018, Burton missed 8 games with groin and calf injuries and totaled just 14 catches this past year. He's currently recovering from hip surgery. We'll see where Burton latches on next, but he's not worth a pick in early best-ball drafts.

Bears GM Ryan Pace revealed that TE Trey Burton had surgery to repair a labrum injury in his hip. The hope is that the procedure fixes the issue that has lingered since the 2018 season. Burton's 2019 was a complete disaster: 14 catches for 84 scoreless yards in 8 games. He's still just 28 but will be nothing more than a late-round flier in 2020 fantasy drafts.

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.

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