The Bears placed Burton (calf) on injured reserve Saturday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Burton's 2019 season will come to a premature end. He will finish with just 14 receptions for 84 yards in eight games. Adam Shaheen (foot) has already been ruled out for the Bears' Week 11 matchup with the Rams, but he figures to be the team's No. 1 tight end for the rest of the year. In the short term, Chicago is left with Ben Braunecker, J.P. Holtz and Bradley Sowell to compete for snaps. Burton will now set his sights on the 2020 season.
Burton (calf) and Adam Shaheen (foot) have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
The Bears are left with Ben Braunecker, J.P. Holtz and Bradley Sowell at tight end, a position where they've received minimal production in the passing game. Braunecker recorded a touchdown catch in last week's 20-13 win over Detroit, but it was only his 10th reception in 45 NFL games. The Bears likely will use some form of rotation come Sunday night. Looking beyond Week 11, coach Matt Nagy didn't rule out placing Burton on injured reserve, per Nathan Smith of the Bears' official site.
Burton (calf) was held out of practice Thursday.
Burton emerged from a Week 10 win against the Lions with a calf injury, which has kept him off the practice field so far this week. Adam Shaheen joined Burton on the sideline with a foot issue Thursday, leaving just three healthy tight ends (Ben Braunecker, J.P. Holtz and Bradley Sowell) on the Bears' 53-man roster at the moment.
Burton (calf) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Burton is nursing a calf injury that he sustained during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Lions. The veteran tight end hasn't recorded a catch in two consecutive contests. In the event that Burton is forced to miss any time, Adam Shaheen, Ben Braunecker and J.P. Holtz would be candidates to play expanded roles on offense.
Burton (calf) failed to record a reception in Chicago's 20-13 victory over the Lions on Sunday.
Burton is averaging two targets per game on the season and has yet to surpass 20 yards in any contest. To make matters worse, he injured his calf Sunday, meaning his upcoming practice reps may be impacted.
Burton sustained a calf injury during Sunday's game against the Lions, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Deemed questionable to return, Burton was unable to haul in his only target prior to his departure. The Bears made Adam Shaheen a healthy scratch Sunday, leaving them with Ben Braunecker and J.P. Holtz as the remaining tight ends on the team's game day roster.
Burton failed to corral his only target in Chicago's 22-14 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
In a game that Mitchell Trubisky threw just 21 passes, there were very few targets to go around, and as a result, Burton wasn't a factor. On the season, he's averaging two receptions for 12 yards while not scoring a touchdown, and unless he turns things around, he's not a player who can be trusted in fantasy lineups.
Burton caught one pass for 16 yards in the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
Aside from his only reception, Burton was targeted in the corner of the end zone, but the pass was uncatchable. He's yet to surpass 20 yards in a game this season, and his lack of upside makes him an uninspiring fantasy option.
Burton caught two passes for 11 yards in Chicago's 36-25 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Burton fell victim to a horrible offensive performance in which the Bears were unable to sustain drives as Mitchell Trubisky was under constant pressure and struggled to locate receivers. He's yet to surpass 20 yards in any game this season, and unless he shows drastic improvement, he's nearly impossible to trust in fantasy lineups.
Burton caught three passes for 16 yards in the Bears' 24-21 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.
For the third game in a row, Burton was targeted exactly four times while posting between 16 and 20 yards. Unless he begins to show signs of improvement after the Week 6 bye, he's not a player who can be trusted in fantasy lineups.
Burton caught two passes for 16 yards in Chicago's 16-6 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.
For the second game in a row, Burton was targeted four times, but he's yet to surpass 20 yards in any of the three games he's played this season. However, it's possible he could've seen more work in this game, but the Bears had a commanding lead early in the second half, and they went to a very conservative offensive approach. It'll be difficult to trust Burton in fantasy lineups until he shows the ability to produce, but for fantasy owners who have room on their benches, he may be worth a stash as tight-end depth.
Burton (groin) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.
While Burton's groin issue has lingered into Week 4, he'll nonetheless suit up for a third consecutive contest. His usage increased from 43 to 61 percent of the offensive snaps between Weeks 2 and 3, but so far he's managed to haul in just six of seven targets for 25 yards and no touchdowns. Burton will be hard-pressed to do much more against a Minnesota defense that has given up just eight catches for 84 yards to tight ends this season.
Burton (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Burton played the past two weeks and was a full practice participant Wednesday and Thursday. He doesn't seem to be in much danger of missing the Week 4 contest, but his continued presence on the injury report suggests the groin injury may be an issue all year.
Burton caught four passes for 20 yards in the Bears' 31-15 victory over Washington on Monday.
After missing Week 1 with a groin injury, Burton has averaged four yards per reception over his last two games. Until he shows some signs of possessing weekly upside, he'll be a difficult player to trust in fantasy lineups.
Burton (groin) is active for Monday's game at Washington.
The Bears listed Burton as a limited participant on each Week 3 injury report with his balky groin in mind. It won't impact his availability Monday, but there's a chance he logs something similar to his 43 percent share of the offensive snaps from Week 2. If Burton does so, expect fellow tight ends Adam Shaheen and Ben Braunecker to scoop up the remaining reps.
Burton (groin) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against Washington after being listed as a limited practice participant all week.
Given that he was able to log practice time throughout the week, there's a solid chance Burton will be a go Monday night. That said, after he caught just two passes (on three targets) for five yards in his return to action in Week 2, it's probably best to wait until he logs a full and productive game before rolling with the tight end in fantasy lineups, especially with this week's late kickoff factored in.
Burton (groin) remained limited Friday at practice.
Burton returned from the groin injury for last week's 16-14 win over the Broncos, finishing with two catches for five yards on three targets while handling a 43 percent snap share. He's been limited at the first two practices this week, but he should be able to play in Monday's game against Washington. It's less clear if Burton will be ready for a starter-type workload.
Burton (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Bears haven't indicated that Burton suffered any sort of setback coming out of the team's Week 2 win in Denver, where the tight end hauled in two of three targets for five yards while playing 43 percent of the offensive snaps in his season debut. With that in mind, his limitations during the Bears' first practice of Week 3 are believed to be precautionary. Assuming Burton is feeling good following Chicago's final two practices of the week, he could be in store for a larger snap share Monday against the Redskins.
Burton caught two passes for five yards in Chicago's 16-14 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.
Burton was targeted twice on the last drive when the Bears were driving for a game-winning field goal. Otherwise, he had just a single target in the other 59 minutes of play. Until he returns to being a full-time player, as he recovers from off-season groin surgery, he's best left on fantasy benches.
Burton (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Despite being labeled a game-time decision after he was limited in practice throughout the week, Burton was able to gain clearance to make his 2019 debut after the injury kept him out of the season-opening loss to Green Bay. While a healthy Burton profiles as the Bears' top pass-catching tight end, the 27-year-old may not be asked to take on a sizable snap share right away coming off the injury. If Burton's snaps are at all limited Sunday, Adam Shaheen would be the primary beneficiary of added work.
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