Michael Burton

Denver Broncos
Running Back #46
Denver Broncos
Running Back #46

Michael Burton News

No yardage in Week 14

Burton played four snaps on offense and carried once for no gain in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Burton picked up his first touch on offense since Week 10, when he carried once for a minus-1 yard in the Chiefs' victory over the Jaguars. The fullback remains scarcely used on offense and has accounted for only 18 yards from scrimmage on his seven touches (five carries, two receptions) this season.

Dec 14, 2022 10:39 AM EST

Plays two snaps on offense

Burton lost one yard on his lone carry in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Burton remains a core special-teams contributor for the Chiefs, but as the lone fullback on the roster, he typically takes on only a light role on offense. He hasn't played more than nine offensive snaps in any game this season and has just six touches through his nine appearances.

Nov 15, 2022 12:40 PM EST

Handling limited role on offense

Burton carried once for two yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: The fullback has played just 21 total snaps on offense through the Chiefs' first three contests and has gained eight yards on two carries and another two yards on a reception. Regardless of what other skill-position players the Chiefs may lose to injuries as the season unfolds, Burton is unlikely to little more than a bit player on offense in 2022.

Sep 27, 2022 9:07 AM EST

Remaining in Kansas City

Burton re-signed with Kansas City on Monday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: Burton spent the 2021 season with the Chiefs, and he earned the majority of his playing time on special teams. That should remain the case in 2022, though he did rush the ball eight times for 26 yards while also tallying the first rushing touchdown of his career last season.

Mar 14, 2022 6:17 PM EST

Set to return Monday night

Burton (pectoral) has no injury designation heading into Monday night's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Burton missed one game with the issue but was able to put in limited practices all week prior to a full one on Friday. He'll return to his primarily special-teams role.

Oct 30, 2021 4:02 PM EST

Won't play Sunday

Burton (pectoral) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Burton was added to the injury report with the pectoral issue this week and will be sidelined for at least one game. The 29-year-old hasn't played more than five offensive snaps in a game this season, so Kansas City's gameplan for this weekend will remain largely unaffected by his absence.

Oct 22, 2021 11:48 AM EST

Absent from practice Thursday

Burton (pectoral) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Analysis: Burton has had a minimal role across the first six weeks of the season, but he's dealing with a pectoral injury that has forced him to miss the last two days of practice. He'll presumably need to return to practice in some capacity Friday if he hopes to suit up Sunday against the Titans.

Oct 21, 2021 11:43 AM EST

Latches on in Kansas City

The Chiefs and Burton agreed to terms on a contract Thursday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Burton appeared in 15 games with the Saints last season, in which span he recorded a career-high seven carries for 18 yards. He also had four catches for 28 yards. While Burton could also get occasional offensive touches with the Chiefs, his main method of contributing will be as a blocker.

Apr 1, 2021 3:27 PM EST

Limited touches in 2020

Burton recorded seven carries for 18 yards and four receptions for 28 yards in his first season with the Saints.

Analysis: The 11 touches were his first in two seasons after failing to touch the ball in 2019 with Washington. The journeyman fullback is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021, so whether or not he returns to New Orleans is still unclear.

Jan 30, 2021 2:54 PM EST

Returns from COVID list

Burton has been elevated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, Amie Just reports.

Analysis: Burton has had dealt with a few COVID-19 scares this season, but as of Wednesday, he has cleared the league's protocols. The 28-year-old should hopefully resume his fullback duties for Sunday's wild-card matchup.

Jan 6, 2021 2:23 PM EST

In COVID-19 protocol, out Sunday

The Saints placed Burton on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, which means he is out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

Analysis: The entire Saints' running back room are considered high-risk close contacts after Alvin Kamara tested positive for coronavirus. As a result, Ty Montgomery is expected to be the primary back in Week 17, while Tony Jones will presumably get called up from the practice squad and Taysom Hill could see some more work. Burton could potentially be available for the Saints' first playoff game.

Jan 2, 2021 9:32 AM EST

No touches vs. Eagles, as usual

Burton played 11 percent of offensive snaps during Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Eagles, but he did not record a single carry or target.

Analysis: Burton hasn't touched the ball on offense since Week 9, and he has just five carries for eight yards and two catches for 15 yards on the season. The fullback plays a key blocking role in the run game for New Orleans, and he also contributes on special-teams, but he isn't worth fantasy consideration while operating in such a capacity.

Dec 16, 2020 9:28 AM EST

Officially active Sunday

Burton is active for Sunday's game versus the Lions following a false positive COVID-19 test, Amie Just of NOLA.com reports.

Analysis: Burton tested positive Saturday night, but the Saints have determined it was a false positive, thus making him and the rest of the team available for Sunday's game. The 28-year-old fullback will gear up against the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Oct 4, 2020 8:59 AM EST

COVID re-test comes back negative

Burton's re-test for COVID-19 came back negative, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Per Underhill, Burton's point of contact test was also negative and he'll be able to play Sunday against the Lions. The report further adds that none of the fullback's teammates tested positive.

Oct 4, 2020 4:38 AM EST

Tests positive for COVID-19

Burton tested positive for COVID-19, according to NBC Sports Pro Football Talk.

Analysis: The Saints learned late Saturday that Burton tested positive after arriving in Detroit. Alvin Kamara was one of several players sitting next to Burton on the plane, according to the report. With the news of Burton's positive test, it's possible that Sunday's game between the Saints and Lions could be postponed to Monday or Tuesday, or moved past Week 4.

Oct 3, 2020 9:18 PM EST

Lands in Big Easy

The Saints signed Burton to a one-year contract Friday, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

Analysis: Burton spent the 2019 offseason in New Orleans, but he failed to earn a spot on the team's 53-man roster. The veteran fullback will now get another shot at carving out a role with the Saints.

Mar 20, 2020 12:50 PM EST

Comes up empty

Burton was held without a catch on one target in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: The veteran fullback has seen just one target and no carries in four games since he signed with Washington in October. Burton merely serves as an occasional blocker for Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice.

Nov 17, 2019 6:57 PM EST

Signs with Redskins

Burton agreed to a deal with the Redskins on Tuesday, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: Burton spent his first four seasons in the NFC North on both the Lions and Bears. He signed with the Saints during the offseason, but failed to earn a spot on their 53-man roster. He will now look to carve out a role in Washington.

Oct 15, 2019 4:01 PM EST

Signs with Saints

Burton signed a contract with the Saints on Monday, John Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Burton will add an element of competition to training camp this summer as he will go head-to-head with incumbent fullback Zach Line. Burton only appeared in eight games last season with Bears and has recorded 64 rushing yards over his four-year career.

May 13, 2019 7:37 PM EST

Headed to free agency

Burton caught one pass for six yards during the 2018 season.

Analysis: Burton appeared in eight games, seeing most of his work as a blocker. He'll enter free agency, but it's unlikely he'll emerge as a strong fantasy contributor, as he's posted just 64 yards over his four seasons in the league.

Jan 1, 2019 1:50 PM EST

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