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Roster Moves: Bears place Burton on IR, activate Vaughters

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The Bears on Saturday placed tight end Trey Burton on injured reserve and activated linebacker James Vaughters.

Burton was one of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s top targets in 2018, catching 54 passes for 569 yards and six touchdowns. However, Burton has struggled to remain healthy this season after missing a large portion of training camp and the season opener against the Green Bay Packers due to lingering groin injury. He finishes the year with 14 catches for 84 yards.

Prior to his arrival in Chicago, Burton played four seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles and famously threw a touchdown pass in Super Bowl LII on a play that has become known as the Philly Special.

Burton left last Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions after injuring his calf.

Vaughters was a preseason standout for the Bears, recording a sack in three straight games. He played in his first career NFL game two weeks ago against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Prior to coming to Chicago, Vaughters played on the practice squads of three different NFL teams and played for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.

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