Trey Burton signs veteran’s minimum deal with Colts

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Trey Burton has found a new home. The free agent tight end has signed with the Indianapolis Colts for the 2020 season.

He has received a one-year deal with the Colts. Burton is signing a contract for the veteran’s minimum.

Trey Burton (Getty Images)

While Burton is no longer with the Chicago Bears — where he spent two seasons — he will still get his guaranteed $4 million from the team. Also, with this roster transaction, he is reunited with Frank Reich, who is presently the Colts head coach.

Previously, Reich was the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator when Burton played for the team.

Under Reich in Indianapolis, he is expected to backup Jack Doyle. He could also receive several catches a game.

According to, Burton joins a depth chart that also includes Matt Lengel, Xavier Gimble, Mo Alie-Cox, Billy Brown, and Ian Bunting.

Many of the tight ends listed on the depth chart are likely just camp bodies before being released once the season starts.

The 28-year-old battled injuries last season. He appeared in eight games, including five starts.

Burton had 14 receptions for 84 yards.

In his playing career, he appeared in 85 games, including 26 starts. He had 131 receptions for 1,282 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The undrafted free agent has also had six carries for 12 yards and a touchdown.

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