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Top Morgan Burnett News

  • Morgan Burnett: Retires from football

    Burnett announced his retirement Monday, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.

    Burnett suffered an Achilles tear in November of 2019 and was out of football in 2020. Now 32 years old, he'll call it quits after 10 NFL seasons and 133 games (including 11 in the playoffs). Burnett spent eight years with the Packers and reached triple-digit tackles three times in that span, achieving elite IDP status before injuries started to catch up with him in his mid-to-late 20s. He retires with 769 tackles (540 solo), 52 pass defenses, 10 interceptions and eight forced fumbles.

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  • Morgan Burnett: Released by Cleveland

    Burnett (Achilles) has been released by the Browns, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    The 31-year-old strong safety, who suffered a season-ending Achilles' injury in Week 11 this past season, will now look to catch on elsewhere once he re-proves his health. Prior to sustaining his injury, Burnett logged 41 tackles, two sacks and a pick in eight games for the Browns.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Undergoes surgery

    Burnett underwent surgery to address his torn Achilles on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Burnett sustained the injury during last Thursday's loss to the Browns and moved to injured reserve earlier Tuesday, and he'll now be able to begin the recovery process. Juston Burris is expected to fill in at strong safety for the Browns in his absence.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Shifts to IR

    Burnett (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Burnett suffered a torn Achilles during Week 11's win over the Steelers and is ruled out for the remainder of the season, so this move was expected. The veteran safety suited up in eight games with the Browns, recording 41 tackles, two sacks and an interception. Juston Burris is slated to fill in at strong safety opposite Damarious Randall. Burnett has one year remaining on his deal with Cleveland at a cap hit of $4.825 million.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Done for season

    Burnett will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Burnett sustained the injury late in the second quarter of Thursday's 21-7 win over the Steelers. To that point, Burnett was having his best game of the season with five tackles -- including one for a loss -- two passes defensed and an interception. Justin Burris helped fill the void Thursday, playing 42 snaps, his most since Week 3, while contributing five tackles, one sack, one interception and forcing a fumble.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Torn Achilles feared

    Burnett is believed to have sustained a torn Achilles during Thursday's 21-7 win over the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Burnett was forced out of Thursday's divisional tilt on a non-contact play just prior to halftime. He's scheduled for an MRI on Friday, which will reveal the full extent of his injury, but there's major cause for concern that the veteran may be sidelined for at least the remainder of the season. If Burnett is indeed forced to miss significant time, Juston Burris, Eric Murray (knee) and Sheldrick Redwine will be candidates to play expanded roles on defense going forward.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Out for game with Achilles injury

    Burnett has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Steelers due to an Achilles injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Burnett went down on a non-contact play just before halftime, which is cause for major concern. A torn Achilles would likely sideline the veteran for the remainder of the season, but look for more updates on the extent of the injury to come in the following days. Before exiting the contest, Burnett recorded five tackles, two passes defensed and an interception. Juston Burris and Sheldrick Redwine are likely to see increased reps for the remainder of Thursday's game.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Leaves with ankle injury

    Burnett exited Thursday's game against the Browns with an ankle injury, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    The veteran safety was all over the field during the first half with five tackles and an interception before suffering the injury. Justin Burris figures to see increased snaps at safety as long as Burnett remains sidelined.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Leads team in tackles

    Burnett recorded eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win over the Bills.

    Burnett and fellow safety Damarious Randall each played all 69 of the Browns' defensive snaps Sunday, and played a part in limiting the Bills to only 16 points. Up next for Cleveland is a matchup with the red-hot Steelers in Week 11.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Quiet in return

    Burnett had one tackle and played 26 of 76 snaps on defense in Monday's 31-3 loss to the 49ers in Week 5.

    Burnett returned from a two-week absence to start the game after being listed as questionable leading up to game time. That he played fewer than 50 percent of the snaps suggests he's not all the way back yet. The strong safety has 13 tackles and two sacks through three games played.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Ready to rock

    Burnett (quadriceps) is active for Monday's tilt against the 49ers.

    Burnett was initially designated as questionable for Monday's contest, but he's progressed well enough in his recovery to suit up. The veteran safety will retake the field after having missed two straight games.

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  • Browns' Morgan Burnett: Questionable for MNF

    Burnett (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the 49ers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Burnett was able to log a full practice Saturday, but he's still uncertain for the game. If he can't go, this will be the third straight game Burnett misses, and Jermaine Whitehead -- who made an interception and forced a fumble in Week 4 -- will start at strong safety in his place.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Memphis, TN, USA
Age: 32
School: Georgia Tech
Experience: 11