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Top Michael Burton News

  • Broncos' Michael Burton: Stuck in blocking role

    Burton went without a carry or target while logging 12 of the Broncos' 75 snaps on offense in Monday's 24-22 win over the Bills.

    Like most fullbacks around the league, Burton rarely contributes as a ball carrier or pass catcher and primarily operates as a lead blocker when he's on the field. Despite being active for all nine of the Broncos' contests to date, Burton has just four carries (for three yards) and one reception (for three yards) to his name.

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  • Broncos' Michael Burton: Lands in Denver

    Burton is set to sign a one-year deal with the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Burton will reunite with head coach Sean Payton, whom he played for in New Orleans in 2020. As a member of the Chiefs during the 2022 campaign, the veteran fullback handled five carries for seven yards and caught two of three targets for 11 yards. Burton likely won't see enough touches on offense to be a viable fantasy option in 2023.

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  • Chiefs' Michael Burton: No yardage in Week 14

    Burton played four snaps on offense and carried once for no gain in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Broncos.

    Burton picked up his first touch on offense since Week 10, when he carried once for a minus-1 yard in the Chiefs' victory over the Jaguars. The fullback remains scarcely used on offense and has accounted for only 18 yards from scrimmage on his seven touches (five carries, two receptions) this season.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Chiefs' Michael Burton: Remaining in Kansas City

    Burton re-signed with Kansas City on Monday, Aaron Wilson of 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Chiefs' Michael Burton: Absent from practice Thursday

    Burton (pectoral) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Pete Sweeney of 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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