Rams reach 3-year deal with Burton, ex-Kentucky wideout says

Updated: July 5, 2008, 12:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Former University of Kentucky receiver Keenan Burton says he's reached a three-year deal with the St. Louis Rams.

Burton says his agent, Todd France, finished the deal on Thursday. Burton says he believes the contract to be worth more than $1 million.

2008 Combine: Keenan Burton

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Highlights of Kentucky wide receiver Keenan Burton from the 2008 combine.

Burton was selected by the Rams in the fourth round of the NFL Draft in April.

Burton ranks fourth in receptions, third in receiving yards, second in touchdowns and third in all-purpose yards for the Wildcats. He was the fifth Kentucky player to amass more than 4,000 all-purpose yards.

Burton's best season came in 2006 when he caught 77 passes for 1,036 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Burton will report to training camp July 25.


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