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Morgan Burnett

27-Year-Old Safety – Green Bay Packers

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

While Jones is the top IDP in the secondary, Burnett can often produce at a similar rate when healthy. But while Jones has been very durable in Miami, Burnett has consistently dealt with injury troubl...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Groin
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 209   DOB: 1/13/1989
College: Georgia Tech  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Morgan Burnett Contract Information:

Signed a four-year extension worth around $26 million with the Packers in July 2013.

September 24, 2016  –  Morgan Burnett News

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Burnett (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Lions.

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Morgan Burnett NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 21 GB 4 14 12 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 GB 16 104 77 27 1 11 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
2012 23 GB 16 122 87 35 2 5 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 GB 13 96 60 36 0 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
2014 25 GB 15 130 94 36 1.5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 26 GB 11 68 47 21 0 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2016 27 GB 2 10 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Strong Safety
  1. Morgan Burnett
  2. Micah Hyde
  3. Marwin Evans
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Snap Count Stats

117

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Morgan Burnett was on the field for 117 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Morgan Burnett was on the field for 8 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 943 114
2015 683 51
2016 117 8
Morgan Burnett 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Jax 72 5 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 45 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Det
4 BYE Bye Week
5 NYG
6 Dal
7 Chi
8 @Atl
9 Ind
10 @Ten
11 @Was
12 @Phi
13 Hou
14 Sea
15 @Chi
16 Min
17 @Det

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Morgan Burnett
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   209 lbs
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Morgan Burnett: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burnett (groin) is questionable to play on Sunday.

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Burnett (groin) did not practice on Wednesday.

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Burnett suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

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Burnett tallied nine tackles (eight solo) and a sack in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.

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Burnett (back) returned to practice in full pads for the first time since the team's first preseason game, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Burnett (back) is inactive for Friday's matchup with the 49ers.

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Burnett (back) did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.

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Burnett is dealing with a back injury, and sat out of Sunday's practice as a result, Rob Domovsky of ESPN reports.

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Burnett finished the 2015 season with 68 tackles (47 solo), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 11 games.

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Burnett tallied a team-high 13 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's wild-card win over the Redskins.

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Burnett racked up 10 tackles (eight solo) and recovered a fumble in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

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Burnett made eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's victory over the Raiders.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

If not for a calf injury in 2014 and a hamstring injury in 2013 that combined to cost him four games, Burnett might be the unanimous top defensive back IDP by now. Even with those injuries, he averaged 113 tackles per season the last four years, as his tackle production is unmatched. Burnett isn't as strong in sacks and turnovers, averaging one sack and 1.5 interceptions the last four years, but he is a standout athlete who offers a great floor thanks to his tackling prowess.

2014

Burnett was widely expected to be the league's top defensive back IDP in 2013, so there were many disappointed owners when he suffered a hamstring injury in the preseason that lingered until after the team's Week 4 bye. Burnett was about as productive as expected from that point onward, though, with 96 tackles (60 solo) to go along with three fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for his first career touchdown. Going back to the 2011 season, Burnett has 322 tackles in 45 games, which would project to roughly 115 tackles per 16-game season. He's Green Bay's clear-cut in-the-box safety, meaning he's usually closer to the ball than the other safety, who works more as a traditional free safety would. That means the addition of first-round draft pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix probably isn't a huge threat to Burnett's tackle totals, as Clinton-Dix will probably be farther away from the line of scrimmage on most plays. The only limitation with Burnett's game is he doesn't tend to offer much in terms of sacks or interceptions, as he posted just three and five, respectively, over the last three years.

2013

With consecutive years of triple-digit tackles, Burnett has arrived as one of the league's elite IDPs in the secondary. The rangy safety has 226 stops (164 solo) over the last two years, and there's no reason to think he won't approach or surpass 100 tackles again in 2013. With just the unproven duo of M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian alongside him on the depth chart, the Packers will call on Burnett to play nearly every snap on defense in 2013, and his IDP reliability is further aided by Aaron Rodgers quickly and frequently leading the Packers to the end zone. That forces opponents to throw the ball to catch up, giving Burnett tackle opportunities as teams feed their receivers in an attempt to mirror Rodgers' pace. While Burnett will struggle to approach his 122 tackles from 2012, he hasn't necessarily reached his ceiling as an IDP. He has just five interceptions in the last two years, but when he played at Georgia Tech, Burnett showed a great deal of ball-hawking ability, intercepting 14 passes in 40 games.

2012

Burnett has won the starting free-safety role in both of his NFL seasons, so his job is entirely secure entering his third year with the Packers. Although the Green Bay defense had a lot of trouble stopping the pass last year, Burnett did quite well from an IDP perspective in 2011. He finished the season with 107 tackles (78 solo), one sack, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He also intercepted a pass in Green Bay's playoff loss to the Giants, giving him five interceptions in his first 21 NFL games. Burnett was a big-time playmaker in coverage at Georgia Tech, so it wouldn't surprise if he broke out in the interception category this year, particularly with draft additions like outside linebacker Nick Perry (first round) and defensive end Jerel Worthy (second round) providing an upgrade to the Green Bay pass rush, which should result in more off-target passes.

2011

Burnett is a bit of a blank slate after suffering an ACL tear in Week 5 of his rookie season last year. But the athletic safety was highly productive both as a tackler and in coverage at Georgia Tech, and he was good enough in training camp last year to enter the season as a starter. He’ll be unchallenged as a starter in Green Bay, so the youngster should make a good sleeper target for IDP owners looking for a cheap option in the secondary. With Nick Collins playing center field, Burnett should have a decent presence in the box.

2010

Burnett was a third round draft pick in 2010 and could push Atari Bigby for playing time.