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Bears Claim FB Michael Burton Off Waivers From Lions

Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that the Bears have claimed FB Michael Burton off of waivers from the Lions on Wednesday.

Burton, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Lions back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2.46 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the remainder of the contract.

The Lions waived him on Tuesday to make room for RB Matt Asiata.

In 2016, Burton appeared in 15 games but didn’t receive a single carry. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 95 total snaps last year.

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