Tight end Trey Burton placed on Injured Reserve


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.

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.

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