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 game. 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 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.
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