Morgan Burnett DB GB 8 Months
CBS Sport's Jason La Confora reports the Packers and FS Morgan Burnett are working towards a contract extension.
Burnett has started all 36 games he's appeared in since being drafted in 2010. He's above-average in coverage, and set a career-high with a team leading 123 tackles last season. Still only 24, Burnett has plenty of upside, and should continue to improve as he heads into his fourth season.
Morgan Burnett DB GB 10 Months
Packers SS Morgan Burnett added distance running to his offseason training regimen.
Burnett ran 2.5 to 3 miles per run, which is considered distance running for football players. They usually train by focusing on sprints. Endurance is important for Burnett, as he played every Packers' defensive snap in 2012 according to Pro Football Focus. Burnett also racked up 137 total tackles on the season. We love Burnett's IDP prospects for 2013. He's an elite-level fantasy defensive back.
Morgan Burnett DB GB Jan 30 '13
Packers FS Morgan Burnett's 2013 salary jumped from $575,000 to $1.323 million based on rookie-deal incentives.
Burnett has started all 36 games he's appeared in since being a third-round pick out of Georgia Tech in 2010. In 2012, he set a career-high with 123 tackles to lead the team. Burnett doesn't bring a whole lot to the table in run support, but he's above-average in coverage. He's entering the final year of his deal and is an extension candidate.
Morgan Burnett DB GB Jul 31 '12
Coach Mike McCarthy and CB Tramon Williams are predicting a breakout season for FS Morgan Burnett.
"I personally feel that Morgan has a rare skill set, just like (Nick) Collins had," said Williams. "I think he's going to be a multiple Pro Bowler one day myself. You can mark that down ... He can cover the field." McCarthy notes that Burnett is "stepping to the forefront" as a player who will be talked about "throughout the league."
Morgan Burnett DB GB Aug 02 '11
The Packers are easing second-year SS Morgan Burnett into camp after his rookie season ended with a torn left ACL.
The best news is that Burnett is practicing at all after reconstructive knee surgery. The Packers remain high on Burnett long term, but he's no lock to earn back his starting job before Week 1. Charlie Peprah is the interim starter.