Bears TE Trey Burton Active In Denver

Burton missed the Bears' opener due to a groin injury.

Chris Emma
September 15, 2019 - 1:55 pm

DENVER, Colo. (670 The Score) -- Bears tight end Trey Burton is active and will return to the field for the team's game at the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

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Burton missed the Bears' season-opening loss to the Packers with a groin injury, and the team had said he would be a game-time decision. Burton was still on the field 10 minutes prior to inactives being designated, testing out his mobility in routes with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Burton suffered the injury two weeks ago during practice. It was the latest setback for the 27-year-old Burton, who missed the Bears' playoff loss with a groin injury last January and underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia in the spring.

Burton posted 54 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns in 2018, his first with the Bears. He played all 16 regular-season games. 

Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman is active after dealing with an oblique injury Wednesday in practice. He returned to work in a limited fashion for the team's walk-through Friday.

The Bears' inactives are cornerback Kevin Toliver, defensive back Sherrick McManis, running back Kerrith Whyte Jr., linebacker Josh Woods, offensive tackle Rashaad Coward, tight end J.P. Holtz and receiver Riley Ridley. The Broncos' inactives include nickel cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) and linebacker Todd Davis (foot). 

Kickoff between the Bears (0-1) and Broncos (0-1) comes at 3:25 p.m. CT from Empower Field in Denver. The game can be heard on WBBM Newsradio 780.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.