Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Former Eagles TE Trey Burton to sign with the Bears

Former Eagles TE Trey Burton to sign with the Bears

In addition to the report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, 247Sports also has information on the terms of the deal. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com provided the deal's financial details.

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. Robinson once had a 1,400-yard season in which he led the league in touchdowns while catching passes from Blake Bortles.at the age of 22. In a backup role for the Eagles, he managed to catch five touchdowns on the season and threw the most famous touchdown of all in Super Bowl LII.

In his four seasons with the Eagles, Burton - who also played quarterback at Florida - has caught 63 passes for 629 yards and six touchdowns and also has scored on special teams. An average annual value of $8 million would place him among the highest-paid tight ends in football.

It has been a foregone conclusion that tight end Trey Burton was moving on once free agency started. Burton joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2014, carved out a role on special teams and then blossomed as a unsafe offensive playmaker the past two seasons under coach Doug Pederson.

We talked already about how Allen Robinson's presence in the lineup gives the Bears that true number one type of receiver, and adding Burton is going to help draw attention off of Robinson.

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