Trey Burton agrees to terms with Colts

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Tight end Trey Burton didn’t need long to find a new team.

Five days after the Bears released him, Burton has agreed to terms with the Colts. His representation, EnterSports Management, announced the deal on social media.

The Bears signed Burton to a four-year deal in 2018 with $4 million in guaranteed money this season.

He had 54 catches for 569 yards and six touchdowns in his first year with the Bears. A core muscle injury limited him to eight games, 14 catches and 84 yards last season.

Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said this week that injuries added up for Burton in Chicago, leading to the team cutting ties.

Burton, 28, spent his first four seasons in Philadelphia, so he will reunite with Frank Reich in Indianapolis.

Burton has 131 catches for 1,282 yards and 12 touchdowns in his six-year career.

13 responses to “Trey Burton agrees to terms with Colts

  1. They overpaid to get him, then injuries added up. Just didn’t produce like he was hoped to. It happens. Some will blame Trubisky, but you have to be on the field for the QB to miss you. Hopefully Burton can stay healthy and make a comeback.

  2. His drive to play football superceded his physical injuries. Not sure if this will give him a spark but he is still relatively young.

  3. redclaw1314 says:
    April 22, 2020 at 8:27 pm
    They sign Burton but didn’t want Ebron. What am I missing here?

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    Probably missing that Burton signed for the league minimum. He also didn’t cause a rift with the team by having mid-season surgery that they thought could wait until the offseason.

  4. Burton will do in Indy what he was suppose to do in Chicago. Reich isn’t a donkey like the coach of the Bears. Nagy doesn’t know how to draw up any good plays and doesn’t know how to get players involved in his gimmick offense.

  5. redclaw1314 says:
    April 22, 2020 at 8:27 pm
    They sign Burton but didn’t want Ebron. What am I missing here?
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    They didn’t want Ebron because he quit in his team.

  6. kingwalleye says:
    April 22, 2020 at 7:15 pm
    He’s better off with Rivers. He loves to throw to tight ends in the Red zone.

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    Rivers wants a 6′-2″ TE that doesn’t fight for contested balls in the red zone? I hate to break it to you but this isn’t the 2nd coming of Antonio Gates.

  7. Burton is a high character guy that I am rooting for – – the $$$ he signed for with Bears surprised me but he is by far not the ONLY player that was over-paid. Hope he stays healthy and has a great season….

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