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Chiefs' Michael Burton: Plays two snaps on offense
Burton lost one yard on his lone carry in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Jaguars.
Burton remains a core special-teams contributor for the Chiefs, but as the lone fullback on the roster, he typically takes on only a light role on offense. He hasn't played more than nine offensive snaps in any game this season and has just six touches through his nine appearances.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Michael Burton: Handling limited role on offense
Burton carried once for two yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Colts.
The fullback has played just 21 total snaps on offense through the Chiefs' first three contests and has gained eight yards on two carries and another two yards on a reception. Regardless of what other skill-position players the Chiefs may lose to injuries as the season unfolds, Burton is unlikely to be little more than a bit player on offense in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Michael Burton: Remaining in Kansas City
Burton re-signed with Kansas City on Monday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Burton spent the 2021 season with the Chiefs, and he earned the majority of his playing time on special teams. That should remain the case in 2022, though he did rush the ball eight times for 26 yards while also tallying the first rushing touchdown of his career last season.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Michael Burton: Set to return Monday night
Burton (pectoral) has no injury designation heading into Monday night's game against the Giants.
Burton missed one game with the issue but was able to put in limited practices all week prior to a full one Friday. He'll return to his primarily special-teams role.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Michael Burton: Won't play Sunday
Burton (pectoral) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Burton was added to the injury report with the pectoral issue this week and will be sidelined for at least one game. The 29-year-old hasn't played more than five offensive snaps in a game this season, so Kansas City's gameplan for this weekend will remain largely unaffected by his absence.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Michael Burton: Absent from practice Thursday
Burton (pectoral) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Burton has had a minimal role across the first six weeks of the season, but he's dealing with a pectoral injury that has forced him to miss the last two days of practice. He'll presumably need to return to practice in some capacity Friday if he hopes to suit up Sunday against the Titans.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Michael Burton: Latches on in Kansas City
The Chiefs and Burton agreed to terms on a contract Thursday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Burton appeared in 15 games with the Saints last season, in which span he recorded a career-high seven carries for 18 yards. He also had four catches for 28 yards. While Burton could also get occasional offensive touches with the Chiefs, his main method of contributing will be as a blocker.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Michael Burton: Limited touches in 2020
Burton recorded seven carries for 18 yards and four receptions for 28 yards during the regular season in his first campaign with the Saints.
The 11 touches were his first in two seasons after he failed to touch the ball in 2019 with Washington. The journeyman fullback is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021, so whether or not he returns to New Orleans is still unclear.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Michael Burton: Returns from COVID list
Burton has been elevated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Amie Just reports.
Burton has dealt with a few COVID-19 scares this season, but as of Wednesday, he has cleared the league's protocols. The 28-year-old should resume his fullback duties for Sunday's wild-card matchup.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Michael Burton: In COVID-19 protocol, out Sunday
The Saints placed Burton on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, which means he is out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.
The entire Saints' running back room is considered high-risk close contacts after Alvin Kamara tested positive for coronavirus. As a result, Ty Montgomery is expected to be the primary back in Week 17, while Tony Jones will presumably get called up from the practice squad and Taysom Hill could see some more work. Burton is potentially available for the Saints' first playoff game.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Michael Burton: No touches vs. Eagles, as usual
Burton played 11 percent of offensive snaps during Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Eagles, but he did not record a single carry or target.
Burton hasn't touched the ball on offense since Week 9, and he has just five carries for eight yards and two catches for 15 yards on the season. The fullback plays a key blocking role in the run game for New Orleans, and he also contributes on special-teams, but he isn't worth fantasy consideration while operating in such a capacity.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Michael Burton: Officially active Sunday
Burton is active for Sunday's game versus the Lions following a false positive COVID-19 test, Amie Just of NOLA.com reports.
Burton tested positive Saturday night, but the Saints have determined it was a false positive, thus making him and the rest of the team available for Sunday's game. The 28-year-old fullback will gear up against the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.... See More ... See Less
Saints' Michael Burton: COVID re-test comes back negative
Burton's re-test for COVID-19 has come back negative, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Per Underhill, Burton's point of contact test was also negative and he'll be able to play Sunday against the Lions. The report further adds that none of the fullback's teammates tested positive.... See More ... See Less
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