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April 1, 2021 06:28 PM
Chiefs' Michael Burton: Latches on in Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 31, 2021 12:40 AM
Saints' Michael Burton: Limited touches in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 6, 2021 08:28 PM
Saints' Michael Burton: Returns from COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 2, 2021 01:52 PM
Saints' Michael Burton: In COVID-19 protocol, out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 16, 2020 12:32 PM
Saints' Michael Burton: No touches vs. Eagles, as usual
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 4, 2020 12:00 PM
Saints' Michael Burton: Officially active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burton is active for Sunday's game versus the Lions following a false positive COVID-19 test, Amie Just of 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.

October 4, 2020 10:36 AM
Saints' Michael Burton: COVID re-test comes back negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 4, 2020 12:48 AM
Saints' Michael Burton: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 20, 2020 03:52 PM
Saints' Michael Burton: Lands in Big Easy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 17, 2019 10:00 PM
Redskins' Michael Burton: Comes up empty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 16, 2019 07:32 PM
Redskins' Michael Burton: Signs with Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 14, 2019 04:16 PM
Saints' Michael Burton: Signs with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 1, 2019 04:52 PM
Bears' Michael Burton: Headed to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 21, 2018 11:52 AM
Bears' Michael Burton: Inactive Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2018 06:56 PM
Bears' Michael Burton: Catches one pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 29, 2018 08:48 PM
Bears' Michael Burton: Shakes off leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 19, 2018 04:44 PM
Bears' Michael Burton: Nursing leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 5, 2018 01:28 PM
Bears' Michael Burton: Receives one carry in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2017 04:52 PM
Bears' Michael Burton: Receives one carry in Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2017 03:52 PM
Bears' Michael Burton: Claimed by Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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