Safeties have been getting paid this offseason, and one of the ones who signed a big contract last season is going to have another chance.
Burnett apparently asked for his release, according to his agent.
Last offseason, the Steelers gave Burnett a three-year, $14.35 million deal, with $4.25 million guaranteed.
Burnett played a dime linebacker role for the Steelers last year, and wasn’t thrilled about it, asking for his release in January. He also missed five games because of injury.