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Bears claim FB Burton

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Michael Burton #46 of the Detroit Lions watches the action on the sidelines during the third quarter of the game against the Washington Redskins at Ford Field on October 23, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Washington 20-17. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

  • The Bears have claimed former Lions FB Michael Burton, just one day after being waived by their division rival.
  • Burton finished 2016 with a grade of 79.3, only slightly down from his 80.6 grade in 2015.Had he played enough snaps to qualify for a rank, he would’ve finished as the 10th-highest-graded fullback last season.
  • Bears FB Paul Lasike played 76 snaps last season and finished with a grade of 41.8. Burton offers a significant upgrade for the Bears at a position used on par with the NFL average last season.


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