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Packers want more impact plays from Morgan Burnett
by Larry Hartstein |

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, 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.

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Safety is Green Bay's weakest link
by Larry Hartstein |

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.

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Morgan Burnett leads way in tackles
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

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.

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Morgan Burnett racking up tackles in November
by Michael Hurcomb |

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.

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Morgan Burnett makes a dozen tackles
by Larry Hartstein |

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.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Green Bay Packers41412.020100.0001
2011Green Bay Packers1610778.0291300.00011
2012Green Bay Packers1612388.0352210.5105
2013Green Bay Packers139660.0360000.0006
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Green Bay Packers400000000
2011Green Bay Packers16002022520
2012Green Bay Packers1600201010
2013Green Bay Packers13000031231
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