On Saturday afternoon the Bears announced that tight end Trey Burton was officially placed on injured reserve (IR). In a subsequent move, Chicago promoted linebacker James Vaughters from the practice squad.
#Bears roster moves:— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) November 16, 2019
We have placed TE Trey Burton on Injured Reserve (IR) and have promoted LB James Vaughters from the practice squad to the active roster.
Burton had been dealing with a number of ailments, including a groin injury that he started the season with and a calf injury he picked up against the Detroit Lions last week.
This move officially ends a tough year for Burton, who had only amassed 14 receptions for 84 yards with no touchdowns through 8 games in 2019.
The tight end position has underperformed for the Bears as a whole, as Adam Shaheen has also struggled mightily in the 2019 season.