Report: Eagles unlikely to resign TE Trey Burton, however, Burton took to Twitter to deny the report
23 February 2018 Eagles News
The Eagles are not likely to bring back tight end Trey Burton, who had an integral role in Super Bowl 52’s turning moment the “Philly Special.”
According to Matt Lombardo of NJ.com, the Eagles are unlikely to resign Trey Burton after he turned down their original offer because Burton “didn’t consider it significant.”
Burton came up big for the Eagles this season, especially in the absence of starting tight end, Zach Ertz. Burton hauled in 23 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns this season, as well as being a key contributor to the Eagles’ special teams unit.
The talent is there with Burton, but with Ertz on the roster, not only will he not get tight end one playing time, he will not get tight end one money. Elsewhere in the NFL, there are numerous teams in the league that need a tight end and will look to a proven, Super Bowl winning one in Burton.
But, a twist in this saga has turned as Burton took to Twitter to deny the report.
Lol idk where your sources are bud. Haven’t spoken to anyone about anything. 🤷🏾♂️
— Trey Burton (@TreyBurton8) February 23, 2018
Let’s be honest, Burton is a solid player and a great teammate, but the Eagles are going to have a hard time keeping him if he wants to get paid. The Eagles are in a tight position with their cap and have other positions to first prioritize. If Burton wants to stay in Philadelphia, he will most likely be turning down a bigger deal elsewhere. Free agency starts in March, so let’s see how this thing all plays out.
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