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Trey Burton expected to sign with Chicago Bears

Trey Burton expected to sign with Chicago Bears

In addition to the report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, 247Sports also has information on the terms of the deal.

It has been a foregone conclusion that tight end Trey Burton was moving on once free agency started.

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $32 million.

Burton was involved in the "Philly special" play that catapulted the Eagles to the Super Bowl title over the New England Patriots.




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.

Burton, 26, was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014. 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. His production dipped slightly in 2016, with 73 catches for 883 yards and 6 touchdowns.

The man who will be catching passes from Mitchell Trubisky threw the touchdown pass to Nick Foles in this year's Super Bowl, you'll recall, and he'll take that highlight to his grave.

If healthy, the 24-year-old receiver would give the Bears their first genuine playmaker at wide receiver since Alshon Jeffery left for the Eagles last offseason. His five TD catches this year were 10th-most in the National Football League among tight ends.