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Report: Broncos Re-Sign FB Michael Burton to One-Year Deal

The Denver Broncos aren't letting their Pro Bowl-caliber fullback get away.
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The Denver Broncos have re-signed fullback Michael Burton. According to Jason McCourty, Burton returns on another one-year deal.

"Mike Burton agreed to terms to go back to the #Broncos on a one year deal. Burton offers plenty of versatility as a fullback and key contributor on special teams," McCourty reported on X. 

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Burton joined the Broncos last year, having spent time with Sean Payton in New Orleans. Burton played very well in 2023, making a huge impact as a lead-blocker in Payton's run-heavy scheme, and contributing on special teams. 

Burton fell short of earning a Pro Bowl selection, but he came close, finishing as an alternate. He appeared in all 17 games with three starts, totaling seven rushes for nine yards and three receptions for eight yards. 

The Broncos didn't sign Burton to be an offensive weapon. He's the battering ram. The blunt object that inflicts damage on opposing linebackers, allowing the likes of Javonte Williams, Samaje Perine, and Jaleel McLaughlin those lanes to get to the second level and beyond. 

Originally a fifth-round pick of the Detroit Lions back in 2015, Burton played for five teams before joining the Broncos last year. The life of an NFL fullback. 

Almost every team needs one, but nobody wants to pay one. The Broncos are throwing in with Burton for one more year, though. He earned it. 

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