Former Eagles TE Trey Burton signing with Bears

Jan 21 2018 Philadelphia PA USA Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton reacts to his first down reception against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Former Eagles TE Trey Burton signing with Bears

Following the first Super Bowl win in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles were expected to undergo a few changes to the roster given their salary cap situation.

The Bears will also add former Dolphins kicker Cody Parkey, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Burton caught just 23 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles last season, but he had some big games down the stretch and was behind Zach Ertz on the depth chart. He will be paid as a starter with the Bears.

Pace clearly liked him, because the GM handed him a four-year, $32 million deal, according to a report from NFL Media's Mike Garafolo.

He flourished when targeted on tight-window throws in 2017.

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Fans around the National Football League best know him for his role in the "Philly Special" play in Super Bowl LII, where he threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles before the end of the first half.

Trey Burton scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Bears at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016.

In his four seasons with the Eagles, Burton - who also played quarterback at Florida - has caught 63 passes for 629 yards and six touchdowns and also has scored on special teams. For the Gators, Burton played tight end, wide receiver, fullback, and quarterback. Burton took a handoff on an apparent end-around but tossed a touchdown pass to QB Nick Foles on fourth-and-goal from the Patriots' one-yard line.

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