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Morgan Burnett | Defensive Back | #42

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (71) / GB
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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. Mar 3 - 1:50 PM
Source: packers.com

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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.
Jan 22 - 1:50 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.
Jan 20 - 3:28 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.
Jan 15 - 5:35 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

Coach Mike McCarthy said, "We'll see," when asked about SS Morgan Burnett's (calf) status for Week 1.

Burnett did not practice on Wednesday. Missing another practice Thursday would be cause for concern.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett had a major bounce-back season in 2014, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 safety in run defense.

Morgan was freed up to play close to the line of scrimmage due to the terrific center-field play of rookie FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who allowed a 53.3 QB rating on throws into his coverage. Burnett's 2013 season warned he was a player with an arrow pointing down. His 2014 confirmed otherwise. Still only 26 years old, Burnett is a long-term building block for Green Bay's defense.
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 08:38:00 PM

Packers S Morgan Burnett (calf) has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday night's Week 10 game against the Bears.

Burnett was expected to play this week, but suffered a setback and should now be considered unlikely to return. Micah Hyde will continue to start opposite rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix if Burnett is held out.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett is questionable for Week 8 with a calf injury.

He did not practice all week, but coach Mike McCarthy said Burnett was improving and would be given every chance to play. Micah Hyde and rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would draw the starts at safety if Burnett cannot go. Sean Richardson would also see an expanded role.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 08:52:00 AM

Packers SS Morgan Burnett is dealing with a strained oblique, and will miss Saturday's preseason opener against the Titans.

He's week to week. It's noteworthy because Burnett wasn't the same after suffering a hamstring injury last season, getting tattooed for a 135.8 QB rating against. His starting job should be secure to begin the season, but the Packers have second-year DB Micah Hyde as a potential fallback.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 04:28:00 PM

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