Former Florida TE Trey Burton agrees to monster deal with Chicago Bears

Former Florida TE Trey Burton agrees to monster deal with Chicago Bears

Ian Rapoport, also of NFL Media, noted the deal is worth $32 million over four seasons.

The NFL free agency period for 2018 has already been chaos, and when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Super Bowl champions have certainly been keeping themselves busy when looking at all of the big moves made over the last few weeks. The 26-year-old Parkey has converted 86.4 of his career FG tries in parts of four seasons with the Eagles, Browns and Dolphins.

Stuck behind Pro Bowler Zach Ertz on the Eagles, Burton had 23 catches for 248 yards in 2017, but scored 5 touchdowns in those limited opportunities. In 2016, he caught 37 passes for 327 yards and 1 touchdown. Burton's $8 million average salary is fifth-highest in the National Football League among tight ends.

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The big, physical receiver (6-1, 211 pounds) specializes in stretching defenses vertically. The Chiefs later worked out a deal with linebacker Anthony Hitchens .

He also threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles on a trick play in the Super Bowl. Burton joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2014, carved out a role on special teams and then blossomed as a unsafe offensive playmaker the past two seasons under coach Doug Pederson.

In addition to Burton, the Bears added Allen Robinson to their talent-bare pass-catching corps on Tuesday. Now, the question will be whether he can turn his flashes of potential with the Eagles into something more substantial on a weekly basis.

It has been a foregone conclusion that tight end Trey Burton was moving on once free agency started.

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