Chicago Bears adding Eagles Super Bowl star TE Burton

Trey Burton to sign with Bears

Trey Burton to sign with Bears

A year ago, the Bears signed former Miami Dolphin tight end Dion Sims to an $18-million, three-year deal in free agency, but his production was disappointing.

According to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Burton has signed a four-year deal with the Bears. He posted 37 catches for 327 yards and one touchdown in 2016 and 23 receptions for 248 yards and five scores in 2017. Burton may only have five career starts to his name, but Week 14 last season was the flawless example of what he's capable of after filling in for the injured Ertz by catching five passes for 71 yards with two scores.

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The 26-year-old University of Florida product shined in the Eagles' 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14. "That's what we do here".

He became famous when he messed around a threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles in the Super Bowl on the "Philly Special" trick play the Eagles ran on fourth-and-goal on the way to the title.

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While his overall numbers were limited by Ertz's presence most weeks, Pro Football Focus still graded him as the NFL's 13th-best tight end last season.

Acquired initially by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Burton finished with 63 catches, 629 yards, and seven touchdowns in four years in Philadelphia. Burton joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2014, carved out a role on special teams and then blossomed as a risky offensive playmaker the past two seasons under coach Doug Pederson. For the Gators, Burton played tight end, wide receiver, fullback, and quarterback.

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