Trey Burton, Bears agree to four-year deal

Trey Burton, Bears agree to four-year deal

Having already secured the services of one of the top free agent wide receivers on the market (Allen Robinson) earlier this morning, the Chicago Bears continued to load up on offense by signing one of the top free agent tight ends, Trey Burton.

Burton is coming off consecutive solid seasons operating as Zach Ertz's backup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL Network's duo of Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo have the details...

Ryan Pace isn't done adding play-makers for Mitchell Trubisky.

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

He'll also find himself on Super Bowl highlight reels for years to come after throwing a touchdown pass to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on a perfectly executed trick play during the team's 41-33 championship triumph over the New England Patriots. After hiring Matt Nagy - a young, aggressive offensive mind in the mold of Sean McVay - he got his second-year quarterback an additional weapon by giving tight end Trey Burton a deal to steal him away from the Eagles.

It turns out his destination is Chicago, where Burton caught his first career touchdown pass from Carson Wentz in 2016. Last season he caught fewer passes - 23 receptions for 238 yards - but hauled in 5 touchdown passes.

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