Based on a report from the Kansas Metropolis Star’s Herbie Teope, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs are signing veteran fullback Michael Burton to a one-year contract.
Burton, 29, will probably be getting into the the seventh yr of his NFL profession. Drafted by the Detroit Lions out of Rutgers within the fifth spherical (168th general) of the 2015 NFL draft, Burton spent two years in Detroit earlier than becoming a member of the Chicago Bears for 2 extra. He then spent a season with the Washington Soccer Crew and one other with the New Orleans Saints.
We should not anticipate the 6-foot, 240 pound Burton to be an offensive powerhouse. He has accrued simply 29 yards speeding on 15 makes an attempt throughout his profession — together with 81 yards on 13 receptions — however we will anticipate him to be dependable. He is accrued 14 first downs and a landing on these 28 profession touches — and he’s performed in at the very least 15 video games in 4 of his six earlier seasons.
With the Saints final yr, he was on the sector for 19% of the offensive snaps and 29% of the particular groups snaps. In two totally different seasons, he is been above 40% in particular groups snaps.
No wage phrases are but recognized, nevertheless it’s probably that the Chiefs will probably be signing Burton to a veteran wage profit contract. It will pay him $1.1 million this season, however rely simply $987,500 in opposition to the wage cap.