The Bears announced on Wednesday they have signed free agent fullback Michael Burton and waived undrafted rookie tight end Franko House.

Burton, 25, was waived by the Detroit Lions on Tuesday after spending the first two years of his NFL career with the club. 

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Burton, originally a fifth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Rutgers, has appeared in 31 games and has accumulated six receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown.

Burton will likely head into training camp to compete with undrafted free agent Freddie Stevenson as the Bears' starting fullback.

House was signed by the Bears out of Ball State earlier this month after a a standout basketball career for the Cardinals.