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Interesting that Burton has the same agent Johnson does and both deals got done today.

Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) Tweeted: Free agent TE Trey Burton has agreed to terms with the #Colts, per @EnterSportsMgmt. Back together with coach Frank Reich. He gets a 1-year deal worth the minimum..

1 minute ago, Shive said:

Interesting that Burton has the same agent Johnson does and both deals got done today.

Good catch, noticed that to

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As stated in an earlier post... Welcome to Indy Mr. Burton, let's hope you don't turn out to be a Nightmare before Christmas!! :excited::thmup::funny:

 

In all seriousness, if he's Healthy he is going to be a beast and Reich knows how to use him where Nagy did not.

 

Stoked about this one!!

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Could see this from a mile away lol.

 

Good player though. Interestingly, Colts have alot of versalite offensive weapons on their team now in the likes of Hines, Burton, Nix, Campbell, etc. that can fo alot of different things.

 

 

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Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) Tweeted:
Free agent TE Trey Burton has agreed to terms with the #Colts, per @EnterSportsMgmt. Back together with coach Frank Reich. He gets a 1-year deal worth the minimum... but he gets a total of $4M that’s already guaranteed from the #Bears. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1253081027532161030?s=20

 

 

 

You have to be happy when another team is paying the majority of his salary

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You get a veteran who should already know his way around this playbook for the veteran minimum. Could also mean Ballard wasn’t in love with the tightends in this draft or could be looking in the later rounds maybe Thaddeus Moss perhaps?

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Great signing! I love it. We remove one more immediate and urgent need to address in the draft. Won't get boxed in - only draft TE if he's BPA. Nice. This made too much sense not to happen. 

 

Now lets see if we trade a late round pick for Alshon Jeffery. Another one that makes tons of sense.

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17 minutes ago, richard pallo said:

Awesome signing.  We shouldn't expect a TE being drafted early if at all. 

 

17 minutes ago, w87r said:

Probably rules out TE high in draft, also.

I don't think it rules out TE early, but it gives Ballard the freedom to not reach to address that need. If we draft one, we will know he was BPA. 

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9 minutes ago, New Zealands #1 Colts Fan said:

Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) Tweeted:
Free agent TE Trey Burton has agreed to terms with the #Colts, per @EnterSportsMgmt. Back together with coach Frank Reich. He gets a 1-year deal worth the minimum... but he gets a total of $4M that’s already guaranteed from the #Bears. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1253081027532161030?s=20

That's what makes the vet min make sense.  $4M in the bank already.  He knew his best chance of having a great season was with Frank.  He saw what happened with Ebron.  We can thank Frank for this signing. 

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This is a good signing. Burton knows the Reich offense; he has talent; and he's obviously passed the health test. And he fills a genuine need. 

I still hope a move TE is drafted. A team that runs the ball like the Colts and also wants to incorporate a 2 TE offense as their go to formation needs 4 TEs. 

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1 minute ago, The Oopty Oop said:

What are his strengths and weaknesses? Not familiar with him. Thanks

He's only 6-2, 230s, short arms, so pretty small for a TE. More of a detached TE or H back running out of the slot. He signed at the minimum, so not going to complain. He can be a nice situational weapon if used in the right way

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2 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

He's only 6-2, 230s, short arms, so pretty small for a TE. More of a detached TE or H back running out of the slot. He signed at the minimum, so not going to complain. He can be a nice situational weapon if used in the right way

Burton can be good when healthy. Now if we draft claypool  and use him as a te and another  wr the offense will be  good

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21 minutes ago, stitches said:

Great signing! I love it. We remove one more immediate and urgent need to address in the draft. Won't get boxed in - only draft TE if he's BPA. Nice. This made too much sense not to happen. 

 

Now lets see if we trade a late round pick for Alshon Jeffery. Another one that makes tons of sense.

 

Really like the Burton signing. Nothing to lose here and Burton is already familiar with Frank and his offense. While I do agree that a player like (a healthy) Jeffery is needed, I do think we go the draft route on that end - too many good receivers in this draft that can be had on rookie contracts and not for the mess that is Alshon Jeffery's contract from a team perspective:

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/philadelphia-eagles/alshon-jeffery-9855/

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3 minutes ago, Hoose said:

This is a good signing. Burton knows the Reich offense; he has talent; and he's obviously passed the health test. And he fills a genuine need. 

I still hope a move TE is drafted. A team that runs the ball like the Colts and also wants to incorporate a 2 TE offense as their go to formation needs 4 TEs. 

We were middle of the pack in terms of 2TE frequency (30%, ranked like 13ish) last year, and 21% (like 17ish) in 2018. In short, I'd bet we're closer to 2018 this year with Rivers than last year with JB. So really not a "go-to" formation.

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6 minutes ago, Stephen said:

Burton can be good when healthy. Now if we draft claypool  and use him as a te and another  wr the offense will be  good

We need a Claypool like WR running at X. He'd already be similar to a TE when running at Big Slot.

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