Trey Burton‘s attempt at a rebound season may be on hold for a bit. The recent Colts addition suffered a calf strain Saturday, Frank Reich confirmed.
The former Eagles and Bears tight end will miss time, with Reich categorizing him as week-to-week. Burton did not put any weight on his injured leg upon being helped off the field, Stephen Holder of The Athletic tweets.
This marks a familiar bad break for the seventh-year veteran. Burton’s Bears tenure ended early because of injuries, with a calf malady ending his 2019 season. Burton also underwent surgery for a sports hernia issue last year.
After a 569-yard, six-touchdown debut in Chicago in 2018, Burton amassed just 84 yards in eight games in his second Bears season. The Bears released him in April. He signed with the Colts on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum soon after.
Burton, who played for Reich in Philadelphia, profiles as the Colts’ No. 2 tight end. The team did not bring back Eric Ebron but has longtime staple Jack Doyle in place as a starter. The Colts also have Mo Alie-Cox on their active/PUP list, so Burton’s setback may require a stopgap tight end signing at the very least.
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