PACKERS LOOKING TO SIGN S MORGAN BURNETT TO LONG TERM DEAL - The Green Bay Packers are looking to lock up Morgan Burnett for the long haul.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Packers are trying to “hammer out” a new deal with the fourth-year safety, who will be an unrestricted free agent after next season.
The Packers have money to spend with roughly $16 million cap room for the 2013 season and the 24-year-old Burnett is viable candidate to be on the receiving end of an extension after his tallying his second consecutive 100-tackle season.
Burnett has started every one of his 35 career games with 244 tackles, 17 pass deflections, six interceptions and three sacks.
Aside from the torn ACL that ended his rookie season after four games, Burnett has been one of the team’s most durable assets. The 6-foot-1 safety played every defensive snap this past season (1,228) en route to leading the team with 123 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks.
Burnett’s showed up more than ever against the Minnesota on Dec. 2 when he registered seven tackles with two interceptions, including one in the Packers’ end zone, to pave the way for a 23-14 victory.
Burnett is scheduled to make $1.323 million in 2013 based on an escalator in the four-year deal he signed after being a third-round pick in 2010. (Photo: John Klein/Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)
Submitted by Keith Clay
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