The waiting game continues with tight end Trey Burton, but good news could be on the horizon.
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Matt Nagy says he felt TE Trey Burton (groin) was moving around pretty well at today's practice. Will know more later in the week regarding Burton's status for Denver.
— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) September 9, 2019
Matt Nagy on Trey Burton: “Seeing him out there today, it looked like he was moving around pretty good. We want to stay optimistic with where he’s at."
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) September 9, 2019
Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy told reporters assembled at Halas Hall that Burton was moving well during Monday’s practice. And while there was a sense of cautious optimism in Nagy’s statement, it was more noncommittal than anything else.
Burton was on the list of inactives for the Bears’ Week 1 loss against the Packers because a groin injury (separate from the one that kept him out of the team’s playoff loss last January and needed offseason sports hernia surgery to repair) that flared up in late August limited his participation in practice in the days leading up to the game. We’ll keep an eye on Burton’s practice status as this week progresses.
For what it’s worth, Nagy is maintaining some optimism that Burton’s status could be upgraded. That is encouraging to an extent, but I would not hold my breath waiting for good news. The week’s first injury report won’t likely come until Wednesday, so patience continues to be the word surrounding the Bears’ top “U” tight end option. Until it is seen how Burton responds to a possible larger practice role later in the week, the Bears will continue to roll with Adam Shaheen and Ben Braunecker handling shared responsibilities left behind by Burton.