Restricted close Trey Burton has signed with the Indianapolis Colts, the crew introduced Wednesday night, reuniting him with coach Frank Reich, who was the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive coordinator when Burton was with that crew.
Burton is looked at as a potential substitute for Eric Ebron at tight close. Ebron signed with Pittsburgh following his two seasons with the Colts ended with his surprise announcement that he was having time-ending ankle medical procedures in late November 2019.
Burton provides the Colts yet another pass-catching threat in Reich’s offense, which is huge on utilizing tight finishes. Burton will have a likelihood to be the No. 2 tight close powering Jack Doyle next time.
Burton turned a totally free agent when he was produced by the Chicago Bears on April seventeen following two seasons with the club.
He played only eight video games past time ahead of struggling a time-ending calf injury, and he underwent hip medical procedures to handle a labrum problem in December. He finished the time with only 14 receptions for 84 yards and no touchdowns.
He is predicted to be all set ahead of coaching camp, a resource advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Burton, who turned 28 in Oct, begun all sixteen typical-time video games for the duration of his to start with time with the Bears, catching fifty four passes for 569 yards and 6 touchdowns, but he was a surprise inactive for the wild-card loss to his previous crew, the Eagles, with a groin injury.
He afterwards underwent sports activities hernia medical procedures prior to the 2019 time, but he was gradual to recuperate and skilled a setback in coaching camp.
Burton entered the league as an undrafted totally free agent with the Eagles. The tight close spent 4 a long time mainly as a backup in Philadelphia, but he is remembered for throwing a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles on a trick engage in — named the “Philly Exclusive” — in the Eagles’ Tremendous Bowl LII victory around the Patriots.
ESPN’s Mike Wells and Jeff Dickerson contributed to this report.