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.
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.
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.
The Saints signed Burton to a one-year contract Friday, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.
Burton spent the 2019 offseason in New Orleans, but he failed to earn a spot on the team's 53-man roster. The veteran fullback will now get another shot at carving out a role with the Saints.
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.
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.
Burton signed a contract with the Saints on Monday, John Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Burton will add an element of competition this summer as he goes head to head with incumbent fullback Zach Line. Burton only appeared in eight games last season with Bears and has recorded 64 rushing yards over his four-year career.
Burton caught one pass for six yards during the 2018 season.
Burton appeared in eight games, seeing most of his work as a blocker. He'll enter free agency, but it's unlikely he'll emerge as a strong fantasy contributor, as he's posted just 64 yards over his four seasons in the league.
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.
Burton caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Packers.
As the team's fullback, Burton played sparingly, but he was targeted in the flat for his six-yard gain. It's unlikely that he sees more than a few touches in any given game, especially given the array of offensive weapons the Bears have on offense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Burton was waived by the Lions on Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Burton was the only fullback on the roster, but with the Lions gradually phasing that position out of their offense, the 25-year-old was deemed expendable. He'll be replaced on the roster by Matt Asiata, who agreed to terms on a contract with the Lions last week.
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