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      Trey Burton is taking the Philly Special to Chicago.

      Burton Nicklas Backstrom Jersey , the tight end who threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles in Philadelphia’s victory over New England in the Super Bowl, has agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with the Chicago Bears, according to two people familiar with the deal.

      Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal won’t be announced until the league year starts Wednesday.

      The Eagles also lost another tight end, releasing veteran Brent Celek to save $4 million under the salary cap. Celek was the longest-tenured player on the team, missing only one game in 11 seasons.

      “Brent Celek defines what it means to be a Philadelphia Eagle Authentic Oscar Lindberg Jersey ,” the team said in a statement. “His dedication to his profession and this organization is unmatched and he will go down as one of the best tight ends in franchise history. Brent embodied the city of Philadelphia’s temperament and character with his toughness and grit. He has been a huge part of everything we have been building over the last decade and it is only fitting that he was able to help us win our first Super Bowl last season.

      “Unfortunately, in this business we are forced to make difficult decisions, especially this time of the year. This one is as tough as they come, but in our eyes, Brent will always be an Eagle.”

      Burton threw out the first pitch before the Philadelphia Phillies played the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. He re-enacted his TD pass to Foles. The play was called “Philly Special.”

      The versatile Burton gets a chance to be the No. 1 tight end on the Bears after catching 23 passes for 248 yards and five TDs in Philadelphia’s championship season.
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      The Panthers are planning to use C.J. Anderson as their feature back, leaving Christian McCaffrey in a similar role he had last season Roberto Luongo Jersey , Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports.

      Jonathan Stewart and McCaffrey combined for only 1,115 rushing yards last season, with quarterback Cam Newton leading the team in rushing. It’s why Stewart was released, and Anderson was signed.

      Anderson is coming off his first 1,000-yard rushing season, having rushed for 1 Michael Frolik Jersey ,007 last season in Denver. He likely plays the traditional running back role in Norv Turner’s offense, according to Rodrigue.

      That means McCaffrey’s carries are expected to stay around the 117 he had last season, though he would like to up his average from the 3.7 he had in rushing for 435 yards. McCaffrey, the eighth overall choice in 2017, could get even more chances in the passing game.

      McCaffrey made 80 catches for 651 yards and five touchdowns last season as a rookie.

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