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  • 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.
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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 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.
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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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Saints' Michael Burton: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Burton has tested positive for COVID-19, according to NBC Sports Pro Football Talk. The Saints learned late Saturday that Burton tested positive after arriving in Detroit. Alvin Kamara was one of several players sitting next to Burton on the plane, according to the report. With the news of Burton's positive test, it's possible that Sunday's game between the Saints and Lions could be postponed to Monday or Tuesday, or moved past Week 4. Burton is obviously out for Sunday's game if it does move forward on schedule.
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  • Redskins' Michael Burton: Comes up empty

    Burton was held without a catch on one target in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets. The veteran fullback has seen just one target and no carries in four games since he signed with Washington in October. Burton merely serves as an occasional blocker for Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice.
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  • Redskins' Michael Burton: Signs with Redskins

    Burton agreed to a deal with the Redskins on Tuesday, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports. Burton spent his first four seasons in the NFC North on both the Lions and Bears. He signed with the Saints during the offseason, but failed to earn a spot on their 53-man roster. He will now look to carve out a role in Washington.
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  • Bears' Michael Burton: Inactive Week 7

    Burton is a coach's decision inactive Sunday against New England, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports. Burton has seen just 17 offensive snaps on the season and his absence shouldn't impact the offense much at all. He'll have a chance to suit up in future weeks if injuries open up gameday roster spots.
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  • Bears' Michael Burton: Shakes off leg injury

    Burton (leg) caught one pass for 10 yards during Saturday's 27-20 preseason win over the Chiefs. Burton is the only fullback on the Bears' roster, so he'll likely make the final squad. Over the last three seasons, he's rushed just eight times for 11 yards and zero touchdowns.
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  • Bears' Michael Burton: Nursing leg injury

    Burton is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos due to a right leg injury, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. Burton likely suffered a minor right-leg injury in practice at some point this week, and the Bears have elected to keep their starting fullback to the sideline Saturday. He'll look to return for Week 3 of the preseason when Chicago hosts the Chiefs next Saturday.
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  • Bears' Michael Burton: Receives one carry in finale

    Burton had one carry for zero yards while catching his only target for zero yards in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings to end his season with four carries for eight yards and two receptions for nine yards in 16 games. Burton played fewer than 20 offensive snaps in every game, and he usually played in short-yardage situations when a fullback was needed in the formation. He'll go into the last year of a two-year contract, and it's unlikely that his role will be much different than it was in 2017.
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  • Bears' Michael Burton: Receives one carry in Week 1

    Burton gained seven yards on one carry in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Falcons. Burton saw limited snaps in his typical fullback position and made the most with his lone opportunity to touch the ball. It's unlikely that he'll see significantly more than 20 carries for the entire season.
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  • Bears' Michael Burton: Claimed by Bears

    Burton was claimed off waivers by the Bears on Wednesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports. Burton, who was waived by the Lions on Tuesday, brings size to a Bears backfield that includes Jordan Howard and then a whole bunch of change-of-pace type backs. However, Burton has received just four carries throughout his first two years in the league and will likely need to earn his keep on special teams in order to make the team.
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