National Football League free agency rumors: TE Trey Burton to sign with Bears

Dec 24 2016 Jacksonville FL USA Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny gets ready for a snap during the first quarter of an NFL Football game against the Tennessee Titans at Ever Bank Field. Mandatory Credit Reinhold Matay-USA TOD

The Bears will sign the former Philadelphia Eagle to a four-year, $32 million deal once the league year officially opens.

While Trey Burton has played second fiddle to Zach Ertz the past few years, he showed flashes of his potential the past two seasons.

Burton, 26, was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014.

The Eagles were widely expected to lose Burton, who racked up 23 catches for 248 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season.

Young quarterbacks need reliable tight ends in their developmental years. His production dipped slightly in 2016, with 73 catches for 883 yards and 6 touchdowns.

WR Robinson to ink 3-year deal with Bears
Former Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson will be suiting up with a new National Football League team next season. Robinson, who the Jaguars drafted in 2014, has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns in 43 games.

He'll also find himself on Super Bowl highlight reels for years to come after throwing a touchdown pass to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on a perfectly executed trick play during the team's 41-33 championship triumph over the New England Patriots.

Signing with the Bears should allow Burton to get more consistent playing time than he did in Philadelphia.

As I stated when discussing Robinson, I still don't think the Bears are done adding playmakers to their offense.

"With both Robinson and Burton standing 6'3", the Bears add two big targets entering their prime, a major coup for new head coach Matt Nagy as he seeks to develop Trubisky into a star.

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