Morgan Burnett jumps from the Steelers to the Browns

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Morgan Burnett is staying in the AFC North.

The former Steelers safety will sign on Friday with the Browns, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

Burnett is expected to compete with Eric Murray, the former Chief acquired in the Emmanuel Ogbah trade, for the strong safety job vacated by the trade of Jabrill Peppers to the Giants.

In January, Burnett made it clear that he wants out of Pittsburgh. The Steelers tried to trade Burnett before releasing him on Monday.

Now entering his 10th year in the NFL, Burnett spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Packers.

22 responses to “Morgan Burnett jumps from the Steelers to the Browns

  1. Nope cannot happen. Baker Mayfield certainly won’t be happy about a player from a divisional rival joining his team,right?

  2. Nice vet pickup. Will get the green light on Big Ben blitz packages. Should be fun to watch.

  3. “Steelers roster depletion continues like Barnum & Bailey going out of business.”

    Please don’t misrepresent facts to fit your agenda. Burnett played less than 200 snaps for the Steelers last season. He was hurt most of the year and couldn’t compete for playing time at safety against a rookie who didn’t have a good season. It also became clear that Burnett has no interest in tackling anymore — zero. He was under contract and if he had any value whatsoever, the Steelers would have kept him.

  4. txmidnite says:
    April 5, 2019 at 11:08 am
    Steelers roster depletion continues like Barnum & Bailey going out of business.
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    He played in only a few games and was mainly a backup when healthy….oh yeah, he also hasnt been healthy the last few years. I’m sure this is his year to shine though!

  5. Please start him, it’s going to be a joy watching Big Ben torch the Browns deep secondary on long pass plays to Dante Moncrief.

  6. Burnett will be the starting SS this year. Guarenteed. Browns do need to draft his successor, for certain, but Burnett is going to hold down the fort for the next year. Burnett didnt produce in Pittsburgh because they tried to play at LB spots. He doesnt have a long tome left, but he will hold the fort for a year.

  7. Please start him, it’s going to be a joy watching Big Ben torch the Browns deep secondary on long pass plays to Dante Moncrief.
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    And then Baker will return the favor by torching your secondary with ObJ or Landry or Callaway or Higgins or Njoku. Take your pick.

  8. He was an oft-injured malcontent with the Steelers, who barely played last season. Complained about his role, even though he was enthusiastic about it when he signed. More addition by subtraction for the Steelers. Getting rid of the malcontent troublemakers, always a good thing.

  9. Burnett will be the starting SS this year. Guarenteed. Browns do need to draft his successor, for certain, but Burnett is going to hold down the fort for the next year. Burnett didnt produce in Pittsburgh because they tried to play at LB spots. He doesnt have a long tome left, but he will hold the fort for a year.
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    Wait till you see him in “coverage”

    .. you’ll understand why the Steelers AND Packers basically used him as a LB.

  10. exiledinphilly says:

    He was under contract and if he had any value whatsoever, the Steelers would have kept him.
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    Was Antonio Brown under contract? Does he have any value? The only person around here fitting an agenda seems to be you

  11. spaceserpent says:
    Was Antonio Brown under contract? Does he have any value? The only person around here fitting an agenda seems to be you
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    An utterly laughable comparison.
    Antonio Brown is one of the best players in the league and had the ability to make his own leverage, even though he was under contract, therefore he had value.
    Neither the Packers nor Steelers wanted Morgan Burnett, a box safety who can’t cover, doesn’t like to tackle any more, and is constantly injured. Burnett has no value, and therefore no leverage while still under contract.
    You’ll find out soon enough that Cleveland won’t want for very long either.

  12. enoughofthatalready says:
    April 5, 2019 at 1:44 pm
    One team’s trash is another team’s treasure.

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    Signed Joe Haden

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