Chicago will hope Burton fares better, and he has a good shot under new coach Matt Nagy, who heavily utilized tight ends during his time with the Chiefs.
The Bears will also sign kicker Cody Parkey, who connected on 21 of 23 FG attempts (91.3 percent) past year for the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. In a backup role for the Eagles, he managed to catch five touchdowns on the season and threw the most famous touchdown of all in Super Bowl LII. He will be paid as a starter with the Bears.
The Florida alum had 37 catches for 327 yards in 2016; before that, he'd totaled only four targets in his first two years with the Eagles after being signed as an undrafted free agent.
The dual tight end thing is interesting: Shaheen was a pretty high draft pick for Chicago past year and considered a "Baby Gronk" type. The Ashland University product showed only occasional flashes and finished with 12 receptions for 127 yards (10.6-yard average), although three of his receptions went for touchdowns. He made five grabs for 71 yards and two touchdowns with Ertz sidelined due to a concussion, flashing his playmaking upside when thrust into a bigger role.
Fans around the National Football League best know him for his role in the "Philly Special" play in Super Bowl LII, where he threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles before the end of the first half.