Burbridge was waived by the Broncos on Wednesday and will retire from the NFL, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Burbridge signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos in January but will call it a career before the start of spring training. The 25-year-old caught seven passes for 88 yards during his rookie year with the 49ers in 2016, but he hasn't appeared in a game since and spent much of the last two seasons battling hamstring injuries.
Burbridge signed a futures contract with Denver on Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Burbridge spent time on the 49ers' practice squad in 2018 but didn't appear in any regular-season games. His lone regular-season action came as a rookie in 2016, when he caught seven passes for 88 yards while appearing in all 16 games for San Francisco. He'll look to secure a role as a depth receiver and special teams player for the Broncos in 2019.
Burbridge was released from the 49ers' practice squad Thursday. Burbidge signed with San Francisco's practice squad last week, but he was ultimately unable to stick with the unit. The former sixth-round pick is now free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league, but it seems unlikely that Burbridge will find a meaningful offensive role this season.
Burbridge was signed to San Francisco's practice squad Tuesday. Burbridge has a ways to go before cracking the Niners' starting receiving corps. The Michigan State product has familiarity with the organization, having been drafted by the 49ers back in 2016. If Burbridge is to squeak onto the active roster at some point this season, there's a slim chance he'd be used in the offensive game plan.
Burbridge (hamstring) and the 49ers agreed to an injury settlement Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. Burbridge was unable to make it through San Francisco's final roster cuts after a quiet preseason, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. He will now be able to search for a new team once his health is up to par.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|5||10/06||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|7||10/18||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|13||12/01||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|15||12/15||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|3 Year Avg||5||2||29||0||2||14.50||2|