Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Eagles TE Trey Burton signing with Bears

Eagles TE Trey Burton signing with Bears

Just a few hours after landing wide receiver Allen Robinson, the Bears decided they needed to upgrade the tight end position, which was odd considering they spent a second-round pick on Adam Shaheen just previous year.

The Chicago Bears and tight end Trey Burton reached an agreement Tuesday on a four-year, $32 million contract.

In addition to the report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, 247Sports also has information on the terms of the deal. He also threw a scoring pass to quarterback Nick Foles in the "Philly Special" trick play during the Eagles' Super Bowl 52 win over the Patriots. Robinson once had a 1,400-yard season in which he led the league in touchdowns while catching passes from Blake the age of 22. There were two games in 2017 where starter Zach Ertz was forced to miss a game due to injury, and in those games, Burton stepped in and caught 7-of-10 targets for 112 yards and three touchdowns.

Following the first Super Bowl win in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles were expected to undergo a few changes to the roster given their salary cap situation.

It turns out his destination is Chicago, where Burton caught his first career touchdown pass from Carson Wentz in 2016.

Burton, 26, was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014.

That's some serious money for a player who was the No. 2 tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

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