The Indianapolis Colts made a couple of roster moves Tuesday, including a member of their offense in the injured reserve. In the days leading up to the first week of the NFL season, the Colts placed Trey Burton in the injured reserve, according to the team’s official Twitter account.
We excluded DT Eli Ankou from exemptions (from Cleveland) and put TE Trey Burton on IR.
– Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 7, 2020
At the beginning of this off-season, the Colts signed Burton after his release from the Chicago Bears. With his signature at Indianapolis, Burton reunited with Frank Reich, who was offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016 to 2017.
Of course, Burton helped the Eagles win the Super Bowl in 2017 and threw a touchdown pass to Nick Foles. After winning the Super Bowl, Burton signed a four-year $ 32 million deal with the bears. In his debut season in Chicago, Burton reached career highs at receptions (54), yards (569) and touchdowns (6).
However, after his 2018 career year, Burton was injured a season ago and played for the Bears in just eight games. During those eight competitions, he made only 14 catches for 84 yards and zero touchdowns. As a result, Chicago released him and allowed him to sign elsewhere in 2020.
Although Burton joined the Colts that off-season, he suffered calf strain early in training camp with his new team. Reich reiterated that the veterans tight end would miss the first few weeks at the start of the season. Given he has been transferred to an injured reserve, it has been confirmed he will miss the first three games for the Colts – at least.
While Burton goes into the injured reserve at the start of the season, Indianapolis also called for defensive tackle Eli Ankou for surrender.