More Bears tight end troubles: Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen miss practice with injuries

The good news, Bears coach Matt Nagy joked, is that the team has plenty of potential replacements: the Bears have five tight ends on the active roster and two more on the practice squad.

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Adam Shaheen reaches to make a catch against the 49ers last year.

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Tight end Trey Burton missed his second-straight practice with a calf injury Thursday.

The good news, Bears coach Matt Nagy joked, is that the team has plenty of potential replacements: the Bears have five tight ends on the active roster and two more on the practice squad.

“It’s a position right now where we have a lot of them—that’s a good thing,” Nagy said. “The mentality that we have as coaches and really as players as well, if somebody isn’t able to go the next guy that steps up, we gotta try to use their abilities as best we can. If that’s the case, and that’s the way we go, I have more than enough confidence in those guys.”

Ben Braunecker figures to slot into the starting spot at the team’s “U” tight end spot were Burton to sit. Former second-round pick Adam Shaheen, who plays the blocking tight end spot more, was a healthy scratch last week and missed Thursday’s practice with a foot injury.

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