Long-time Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman opted to retire a few weeks ago, so Burton will get an opportunity to replace him in Kansas City.
Burton, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Lions back in 2015. He signed a four-year, $2.46 million contract and made base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the remainder of the contract.
The Lions waived Burton in 2017, after which he was claimed by the Bears and finished out the remainder of his rookie deal. He had a brief stint with the Saints before signing on with Washington in 2019.
From there, Burton returned to the Saints last year on a one-year contract.
In 2020, Burton appeared in 15 games for the Saints and rushed for 18 yards on seven carries (1.2 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 28 yards receiving and no touchdowns.