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Bears claim FB Michael Burton from Lions

The Bears claimed Lions fullback Michael Burton off waivers. (AP)

The Bears claimed fullback Michael Burton off waivers from the Lions on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old, a fifth-round pick from Rutgers in the 2015 draft, appeared in 31 games over the past two seasons. He caught six passes for 39 yards and a touchdown and ran four times for two yards in 2015. He had one target, but no rushes or receptions, last year.

The Bears have one other fullback on their roster: rookie Freddie Stevenson, an undrafted free agent from Florida State.

To make room, they waived tight end Franko House, a rookie who played basketball at Ball State.