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.