Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
3 months ago

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Burnett will open OTAs at free safety, Dave Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

When Burnett signed with Pittsburgh in March, most assumed he would slot in as the starting strong safety and push Sean Davis over to free safety. However, it seems like the Steelers -- at least momentarily -- may have something else in mind. While it seems likely that the team will experiment with a number of secondary arrangements as the offseason continues to unfold, IDP owners should take note of Burnett's possible position change, as free safeties naturally play further from the line of scrimmage than strong safeties and consequently tend to post inferior tackle numbers.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
4 months ago

The Steelers and Burnett agreed to a three-year contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burnett's eight-year run with the Packers included three 100-tackle campaigns, nine interceptions, eight forced fumbles and 7.5 sacks. Generally, he provided a steady hand at strong safety, but injuries also beset him from time to time, as he suited up for only 102 of a possible 128 regular-season contests. Upon joining the Steelers, he'll line up next to third-year safety Sean Davis within a defense that ranked fifth in terms of yards allowed and seventh in points conceded in 2017.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
4 months ago

Burnett is flying to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to finalize a contract with the Steelers, James Jones of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers have an opening at strong safety after releasing 2017 starter Mike Mitchell last week. The 29-year-old Burnett would be a clear upgrade, capable of playing linebacker or slot corner in the nickel/dime, in addition to serving as a traditional strong safety in the base defense. He's one of the top tackle compilers among defensive backs, averaging 6.8 in 102 career games. Health has been the only real concern, with Burnett missing at least one game (but no more than five) each of the past five seasons.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
7 months ago

Burnett made 68 tackles (48 solo) and forced a fumble over 12 games during the 2017 season.

EDGE Analysis

Burnett put up quality numbers for fantasy players in 2016. but he failed to register anything in the sack or interception departments and saw his tackle total take a big drop while battling injuries. A free agent in the offseason, it remains to be seen if Burnett will return to the Packers, or head elsewhere after eight seasons in Green Bay.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
8 months ago

Burnett recorded a season-high nine solo tackles and a forced fumble Sunday against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Although Burnett missed the previous two games with a groin injury, he was able to play all 74 defensive snaps without missing a beat. The eighth-year Packer will look to continue his success against the Buccaneers in Week 13.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
8 months ago

Burnett (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Burnett was tagged as questionable heading into Sunday's contest, but given that he was a full participant in practice this week, there was never much doubt surrounding the defensive back's status. Burnett and the Packers' secondary have their hands full Sunday night against the explosive Pittsburgh offense.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
8 months ago

Burnett (groin) has drawn a questionable designation for Sunday's contest versus the Steelers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burnett was a full participant at practice all week, so it is unclear if he suffered some sort of setback Sunday or if the Packers are just being cautious. Rookie Josh Jones would likely fill in at strong safety should Burnett ultimately be unable to go.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
8 months ago

Burnett (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Burnett seems on track to return after missing two games with a groin injury. His return would be great news for the Packers with an upcoming matchup against Antonio Brown and the Steelers on tap Sunday night.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
8 months ago

Burnett (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Burnett will be sidelined for a second straight game due to the groin issue he sustained in the Week 9 loss to the Lions, and the Packers haven't issued a timeline for his return. Josh Jones is expected to hold down a starting role at safety until Burnett is ready to play again.

Morgan Burnett
S PIT (7)
8 months ago

Burnett (groin) will not play in Sunday's game against the Bears and there is no timeline for his return, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burnett returned to action Monday after missing the previous two games due to a hamstring injury, but he will miss at least one more game with his latest setback, and possibly more. With Burnett out, Josh Jones figures to continue playing regularly like he did in Week 9, and more snaps could go to fellow safety Marwin Evans and/or linebacker Jake Ryan, as Burnett has frequently lined up close to the line of scrimmage this season.