Source: Bears To Release TE Trey Burton

(670 The Score) The Bears will release tight end Trey Burton, a source confirmed Friday afternoon. 

Burton will be let go in a post-June 1 cut, meaning the team will save $2.8 million in salary cap space. ESPN first reported the news.

Burton, 28, had just 14 receptions for 84 yards over an injury-marred 2019 in which he played in just eight games and started five times. He signed a four-year, $32-million deal with the Bears in March 2018.

Burton's release comes after the Bears added veteran tight end Jimmy Graham in free agency in March. The Bears had 10 tight ends on their roster before deciding to release Burton.

Burton had 54 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns over a 16-game regular season in 2018. However, he suffered a groin injury before the team's wild-card game and didn't play in the Bears' loss to the Eagles.

Burton underwent hip surgery this past December, after which the Bears expected that he would return healthy for training camp. 

In other roster news Friday, the Bears signed guard Jason Spriggs and kicker Ramiz Ahmed. They also re-signed two exclusive-rights free agents in tackle Rashaad Coward and tight end J.P. Holtz. All four players were added on one-year deals.

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