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Morgan Burnett | Defensive Back | #42

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (71) / GB
Contract: view contract details

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Steelers S Morgan Burnett wants to be released prior to free agency.
Burnett reportedly felt as if he played out of position with the Steelers as a linebacker in dime packages and wants a fresh start. He has two years remaining on his current deal. If granted his release, Burnett would likely sign on with an interested team as a full-time safety. Jan 19 - 4:16 PM

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Steelers S Morgan Burnett (groin) returned to practice Monday.

Burnett has been out since Week 2 because of a groin injury, but it is a great sign he was able to practice coming out of the bye week. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to face the Browns on Sunday.
Tue, Oct 23, 2018 12:18:00 PM

Steelers declared S Morgan Burnett, QB Mason Rudolph, S Marcus Allen, LB L.J. Fort, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, DE L.T. Walton, and OT Zach Banner inactive Week 6 against the Bengals.

Burnett is week to week with a groin injury. Rookie Terrell Edmunds will start.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018 11:44:00 AM

Steelers S Morgan Burnett (groin) is doubtful for Week 4 against the Ravens.

SCB Mike Hilton (elbow) is also doubtful, putting the Steelers down two high-snap players in the secondary. Already struggling to stop the pass, Pittsburgh will be an even better matchup for Joe Flacco on Sunday night.
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 09:22:00 PM

Steelers signed S Morgan Burnett, formerly of the Packers.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal carries a total value of $14.5 million. Pittsburgh needed help at safety after cutting both Mike Mitchell and Robert Golden, and Burnett was arguably the best available option in what has been an extremely slow moving market. Burnett should settle in as the starter opposite Sean Davis.
Tue, Mar 20, 2018 08:46:00 AM

The Packers will continue using SS Morgan Burnett at multiple positions.

Burnett served in a hybrid role last season, seeing time at strong safety, slot corner and even linebacker. "He’s a multi-dimensional player," said coach Mike McCarthy. "He’s had a couple seasons where he’s missed games, but that guy, he’s a helluva football player." The 28-year-old is entering a contract year.
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 01:50:00 PM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett (thigh) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

Burnett was unsure if he would be able to play early in the week, but he is going to give it a go. Kentrell Brice filled in last week and will take over if Burnett cannot finish the game.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 01:50:00 PM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett (thigh, questionable) is unsure if he'll play against the Falcons in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Burnett hurt his left thigh early in last week's win over Dallas. He's been unable to practice and is looking iffy at best. When asked about his status, Burnett said, "If I could tell you that, then I should probably play the lottery tonight." Kentrell Brice had his moments while filling in for Burnett last week, though he also dropped what should have been a sure interception on a deep pass to Terrance Williams.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 03:28:00 PM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett left Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Cowboys with a thigh injury and will not return.

Burnett injured himself in a collision with teammate Ladarius Gunter on the game's opening drive. He's been replaced at strong safety by rookie Kentrell Brice.
Sun, Jan 15, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett (calf) has resumed practicing.

Burnett's calf has limited him to one appearance this season (Week 2). His return would be a boost for Green Bay's shaky run defense.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 02:55:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said SS Morgan Burnett tweaked his calf injury in Friday's practice.

Burnett will test out the injury on Saturday. Burnett was able to play last week against the Seahawks, but a setback this late in the week puts his availability in serious doubt.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett (calf) was upgraded to probable for Week 2.

He almost certainly will play. After getting shredded by Matt Forte last week, Burnett will at least give the Packers' defense a better shot at stopping Marshawn Lynch Sunday night.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 01:10:00 PM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett (calf) got in a limited practice on Wednesday.

The Packers' run defense was gashed by Matt Forte with Burnett inactive Week 1. If they have any chance of stopping Marshawn Lynch this week, Burnett needs to be active.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett (calf) is inactive for Week 1 against the Bears.

He was listed as questionable after missing practice all week. Look for Sean Richardson to get the start next to FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Also inactive for the Packers are QB Brett Hundley, CB LaDarius Gunter, RB Alonzo Harris, LB Andy Mulumba, OG Lane Taylor, and TE Kennard Backman.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett (calf) was listed as questionable after not practicing this week.

He is unlikely to play. Special teams ace Sean Richardson is expected to get the start in Burnett's place. It is an upgrade for Matt Forte; Burnett is primarily a run-support safety with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix manning center field.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 09:32:00 AM