Free agent tight end Trey Burton turned down a contract offer from the Eagles he “didn’t consider serious” according to Matt Lombardo of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Burton is considered one of the top free agent tight ends available despite being a backup his first four seasons in the NFL. Originally an undrafted free agent out of Florida, the 6’3″, 235-lb. Burton has flashed ability whenever given the opportunity in Philly. In the two games Zach Ertz missed in 2017, Burton totalled 112 yards and three touchdown and he threw the infamous “Philly Special” to quarterback Nick Foles in Super Bowl LII. The Eagles would love to keep him but are $7 million over the salary cap and simply don’t have enough available funds.
Burton is likely looking at Jared Cook money-around $5 million per year-in his new destination. The 26-year-old is just entering his prime and seems ready to be an NFL starter for any number of TE-needy teams.
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