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Michael Burton

Kansas City Chiefs
Running Back #46
Kansas City Chiefs
Running Back #46

Michael Burton News

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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