The Chicago Bears are steady playing the waiting game with tight end Trey Burton as he recovers from a groin injury that kept him out of the team’s Week 1 loss against the Green Bay Packers.
Bears coach Matt Nagy says no change in TE Trey Burton's status. Still day-to-day with a groin injury.
— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) September 11, 2019
Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy told reporters at Halas Hall that there has been no change in Burton’s status as we hit the midway point of the practice week. Burton remains day-to-day with a groin injury that flared up before the start of the regular season. Chicago certainly missed Burton, who was one of quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s favorite targets in 2018. But because his status remains questionable as of now, Trubisky and the rest of the offense must continue to work on improvement without a top pass-catching option.
Even though there was no change in Burton’s status, Nagy maintained a mild sense of optimism that positive developments could still be coming soon if things fall into place. Nagy told reporters Burton will practice again on Wednesday. And if things go well, the team will continue to see if Burton can stack together consecutive days worth of good practices. If Burton feels good after those practices, he could be in a position to be on the active roster for Week 2. But it is still a wait-and-see situation, just as it was last week.
If Burton can’t play, Adam Shaheen will resume duties as the Bears’ main “U” tight end. Behind Shaheen on the depth chart are Ben Braunecker and Bradley Sowell. Without Burton, the Bears would be wise to get creative with their sets and formations in order to kick-start the offense.
Coach Nagy is at the podium ahead of today’s practice at Halas Hall. https://t.co/Er8FTXttRc
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 11, 2019