Bears’ Matt Nagy thinks Trey Burton will be back for training camp
Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton has missed all of the off-season training program recovering from a sports hernia surgery but coach Matt Nagy expects he will be ready for the start of training camp.
Matt Nagy reiterates that he “feels good” about TE Trey Burton being ready for the beginning of training camp late next month. Nagy, of course, cannot guarantee 100% that will happen.
— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) June 13, 2019
Naggy wouldn’t guarantee that that would be the case but said all signs are pointing towards Burton being a participant in the middle of July.
“From where we’re at right now, we feel really good that he’s gonna be able to do that,” Nagy said via the Chicago Sun Times. “Now I don’t want to make a 100 percent prediction that that’s gonna happen. But I feel good about it. I think he does.”
Burton is sticking around in Chicago to rehab and was at every single off-season workout even though he couldn’t get any work in on the field.
“Even though he hasn’t been on the field doing anything, he’s here mentally,” Nagy said. “And he’s gonna be, hopefully, ready.”
Last season was Burton’s first season with the Bears and it was a good one hauling in 54 passes for 569 yards and six touchdowns. The expectation is that Burton is going to be an even bigger part of the offense this season, so it’s good news that he should have a full training camp with the team.
Nagy also said that the team is optimistic that Emmanuel Hall, who had sports hernia surgery in May, and Anthony Miller, who had left shoulder surgery will also be ready to go once training camp starts.
The Bears have high expectations for this season and the last thing they need is injuries to slow down their success.