EAGLE TREY BURTON’S TOUCHES WILL BE ON THE UPTICK!

By Michael Bennett

As the Eagles prepare to play the Bills tomorrow night at the Linc, Trey Burton is looking to fill the spot and the touches that Jordan Matthews’ trade have made available.

“It’s whatever. Wherever they want me to play, I am down,” Burton said after practice on Monday. “Numbers-wise, you would think something like that can happen. I am confident in what I can do and I am looking forward to getting out there and making the most out of every opportunity that I get.”

Offensive coordinator Frank Reich definitely sees a fit for Burton in the slot.

“I think some of the things that Jordan [did] in there, Trey can fill that role in some other spots and we’ll see who else can step up in that role,” Reich said. “Trey definitely proved last year that he’s a playmaker. Carson has a lot of trust and confidence in Trey. He wants him in the game; he likes when he’s in the game.”

“You saw it a little last year when Jordan was out of games and hurt. Trey stepped up and kind of filled in that void for Jordan,” QB Carson Wentz said on Monday. “We are really confident in Trey. He’s a wildcard. He can do some things really well. He can step up. The guy makes plays and he’s a really reliable target.”

“It keeps getting stronger. Understanding and knowing what he wants in different looks, where he wants to throw the ball, what routes he wants you to run against certain looks,” Burton said. “We just have to continue to improve. It’s important to stay mentally on track and physically on track as well.”

“Trey is a great route runner. He’s a very instinctive player and he’s got that mix of size and just enough speed,” Reich said. “He’s not huge, but he’s big enough. He’s not lightning fast, but he’s pretty fast, and he’s very instinctive and a good route runner.”

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