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42 Morgan Burnett SS
Height/Weight: 6-1/209 | Birthdate: 1/13/1989 | Birthplace: Memphis, TN, USA | Team: Green Bay | College: Georgia Tech | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 66/52 | Average Draft Position: 109.50
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Packers want more impact plays from Morgan Burnett


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Packers safety Morgan Burnett signed a four-year, $24.75 million contract last July, then went the whole season without an interception. He also failed to break up a 28-yard touchdown pass to tight end Vernon Davis in the playoff loss to the 49ers.

According to ESPN.com, Burnett "broke on the ball but looked like he was trying to swat a fly rather than making an aggressive move toward the ball." Said coach Mike McCarthy: “I mean, playmaking, you go get the football.” 

Still, McCarthy said Burnett is nowhere near a bust. Burnett, who had 96 tackles and three fumble recoveries in the regular season, would benefit from better play at the other safety position, the coach added.


Safety is Green Bay's weakest link


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Packers starting safeties Morgan Burnett and M.D. Jennings combined for zero interceptions last season, the first time that's happened in Green Bay since at least the 1950s, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Every other NFL team got an interception from a safety on its roster.

"We just didn't get it done and I don't think that was a lack of ability, because the ability is there," safeties coach Darren Perry told the paper. "We just have to make sure we're consistent."

Burnett led the team with three fumble recoveries, but also paced the Packers with 17 missed tackles. Coach Mike McCarthy said immediately after the season that he wants more "impact players" on defense.

Green Bay could give a longer look to Sean Richardson or Micah Hyde, or address the safety position through free agency and the draft.


Morgan Burnett leads way in tackles


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/9/2013) Packers defensive back Morgan Burnett continued to make an impact with the tackles Week 14 against the Falcons, leading the team with eight, six solo.

The eight tackles were actually the fewest he's had in four games. He's averaging 8.0 in 10 games this season.


Morgan Burnett racking up tackles in November


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013) Packers safety Morgan Burnett continued his strong play in November with a team-high 12 tackles (eight solo) Week 12 vs. Minnesota. Burnett has managed a season-high 12 tackles in two straight games and has at least 10 tackles in three of four November games.

Burnett has 37 tackles (22 solo) in four November games. He's totaled 62 tackles (36 solo) in eight games this season.


Morgan Burnett makes a dozen tackles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2013) Packers safety Morgan Burnett made 12 tackles, including six solo stops, in the Week 11 loss at the Giants. It was the second-highest total on the team, and it marked the second time in three games Burnett made double-digit tackles.

He'll face the Vikings in Week 12.


Morgan Burnett paces Packers with eight tackles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Safety Morgan Burnett led the Packers with eight tackles and five solo stops in the win over Minnesota. He's up to 25 tackles in four games after missing the first three contests with a hamstring injury.

Burnett faces the Bears in Week 9.


Packers defense healthy in Week 5


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) The Packers defense is in pretty good shape in Week 5 against the Lions, as they have no surprise inactives Sunday. Linebacker Clay Matthews is ready to return from a hamstring injury, and he is joined by defensive backs Morgan Burnett (hamstring) and Jarrett Bush (hamstring) as active for Sunday's game. 

Packers defense mostly healthy for Week 5


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) The Packers enter Week 5 against the Lions much healthier than when they headed into their by week last week, and it shows on the defensive side of the injury report. Linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) and defensive backs Morgan Burnett (hamstring) and Jarrett Bush (hamstring) are all officially listed as probable for Sunday's game, after sitting out the team's previous game in Week 3. 

Morgan Burnett back at practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2013) Packers safety Morgan Burnett, who has yet to play this season due to a hamstring injury, practiced Monday, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Burnett hopes to make his 2013 debut Sunday against the Lions.

Packers list Week 3 inactives


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2013) The Packers' list of inactives for Week 3 at Cincinnati includes defensive back Jarrett Bush (hamstring), defensive back Casey Hayward (hamstring), defensive back Morgan Burnett (hamstring), running back John Kuhn (hamstring), offensive lineman Lane Taylor and defensive lineman Josh Boyd. Taylor and Boyd are healthy scratches.

Packers release injury report for Week 3


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/20/2013) The Green Bay Packers have declared three members of their secondary out for this week's game against the Bengals. Safety Morgan Burnett (hamstring), cornerback Jarrett Bush (hamstring), and safety Casey Hayward (hamstring) are all officially out. 

Defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (neck) participated fully in practice and is probable; Cornerback Tramon Williams (groin) was limited in practice but is still listed as probable. 


Morgan Burnett 'very limited' at practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Packers safety Morgan Burnett, who missed the win over Washington with a hamstring injury, was "very limited" at Wednesday's practice, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Morgan Burnett inactive for Packers


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) The Packers have listed safety Morgan Burnett as inactive for Week 2 against the Redskins. He is dealing with a hamstring injury and was officially listed as questionable on the injury report entering Sunday. 

Packers defense has injury question marks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) Packers defensive backs Morgan Burnett (hamstring) and Jarrett Bush (hamstring) enter Week 2 against the Redskins with injury concerns that could keep them out of Sunday's action. Bush was not a participant in practice Friday, while Burnett was limited. Both are listed as questionable for Sunday's game. 

Morgan Burnett returns to practice Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Packers safety Morgan Burnett, who sat out Week 1 because of a hamstring injury, returned to practice Wednesday. The Packers host the Redskins Week 2.

Morgan Burnett sits out Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Packers defensive back Morgan Burnett was declared inactive for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the 49ers. He was was unable to practice due to a hamstring injury and was placed on the injury report on Friday leading up to the game.

With Burnett out, Jerron McMillian and M.D. Jennings will be the two starting safeties.

Morgan Burnett questionable after hamstring setback


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Packers safety Morgan Burnett was a surprise addition to the injury report Friday, as he was unable to practice due to a hamstring injury. He is officially questionable for Week 1 against the 49ers Sunday due to the issue, but coach Mike McCarthy told reporters he hopes Burnett will play.

"Forty-eight hours, it's important to get those guys ready to play the game," he said. "Hopefully, it's nothing more than that."


Packers issue inactives


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) The Packers released their list of inactives for Thursday's preseason game against Kansas City. Defensive back Jarrett Bush (ankle), Casey Hayward (hamstring), Morgan Burnett (hamstring) and James Nixon (knee) were all held out. Linebacker Brad Jones (hamstring) was also held out due to injury.

Morgan Burnett's injury could force lineup change in secondary


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) With Morgan Burnett's return date unknown, the Packers could be counting on safeties M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian to start in the season opener against the 49ers, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Burnett left Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks with a hamstring injury.

"We both know what we're doing," said McMillian, who was competing with Jennings for starting strong safety job before Burnett was hurt. "That's the key and we have to both be communicating."


Morgan Burnett gets new deal


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/16/2013) The Packers have locked up safety Morgan Burnett for at least four more years. Burnett and the Packers have agreed to a four-year extension that could be worth up to $26 million, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The new deal includes an $8.25 million signing bonus and $15 million guaranteed over the first two years.

A third-round draft pick out of Georgia Tech in 2010, Burnett was headed into the final year of his four-year rookie deal that would have paid him a $1.323 million base salary in 2013.

The 24-year-old safety missed the final 12 games of his rookie season in 2010 after tearing his ACL but has started every game since. Burnett led the team in 2012 with 123 tackles and also finished tied for third in interceptions with two.

Burnett also had a strong 2011, finishing second on the team in tackles (107) and tied for fifth in interceptions (three).


Packers working on extension for Morgan Burnett


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2013) The Packers are in talks with safety Morgan Burnett on a contract extension, CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported Thursday. Burnett is scheduled to make $1.3 million in the final year of his rookie contract this season after leading the team in tackles last season. 

Burnett leads the way for G.B.


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2012) Packers defensive back Morgan Burnett led his team in tackles in Week 17 against the Vikings. He recorded seven solo tackles in the 37-34 loss.


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