That Was Quick: Trey Burton Signs with the Colts

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That Was Quick: Trey Burton Signs with the Colts

Chicago Bears

Trey Burton’s time as a free agent didn’t last long.

Here’s an update from his agency:

https://twitter.com/EnterSportsMgmt/status/1253079944953036800?s=20

Burton has signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, but it isn’t a bank-breaking deal like the one he signed in Chicago. Instead, the Colts are taking a low-cost flier on Burton. And when you have cap space, draft capital, and a variety of offensive weapons elsewhere, it is easier to talk your way into rolling the dice on a player like Burton. Having a prior relationship with Indianapolis Head Coach Frank Reich probably helps, too.

This isn’t to say Burton isn’t talented. However, Burton’s recent injury history is and that a Bears team desperate for tight end help cut him (with a failed physical designation) are red flags.

As for the contractual offsets, Brad from OverTheCap.com has some details:

It’s worth noting that the Bears are scheduled to play host to the Colts in 2020. Hopefully, the Bears defense will be prepared to stop a potential Burton revenge game from breaking out at Soldier Field.


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.