Morgan Burnett retires after 10 NFL seasons

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Safety Morgan Burnett, who played eight of his 10 NFL seasons in Green Bay, announced his retirement Monday.

“After 10 years in the NFL, I have decided to retire,” Burnett wrote, in part, on Instagram. “Ups and downs, wins and loses, I’m grateful for every moment and thankful for every opportunity I got to step on a practice and game field. I may be hanging the cleats up, but I will always have love and respect for the game.”

The Packers made Burnett a third-round choice in 2010. The Packers won the Super Bowl his rookie season, though he was on injured reserve with a knee injury for the title run.

Burnett started all 113 games he played for the Packers, including the postseason.

He left the Packers after the 2017 season, playing with the Steelers in 2018 and then with the Browns in 2019. Burnett did not play in the NFL in 2020.

“We want to congratulate Morgan on a wonderful career and thank him for his contributions to the Packers,” Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst said in a statement. “He was a dedicated, reliable player that always put the team first. He had a quiet, professional nature and was a respected leader and a great teammate. We wish him, his wife, Nicolette, and their family all the best in the years ahead.”

6 responses to “Morgan Burnett retires after 10 NFL seasons

  1. The guy that slid on his can, rather than running into scoring position on the play that should have clinched the 2014 NFCC Game.

  2. Shaliene Rodgers says: The guy that slid on his can, rather than running into scoring position on the play that should have clinched the 2014 NFCC Game.

    He was told to get down. Coaching lost that game.

  3. Yes, Mac could have been more aggressive. (.. we can play that broken record over and over again) The second FG in the first Q, after dragging the D all over on 3 previous drives jumps right off the page.

    Keeping Brandon Bostick over Ryan Taylor, who was an excellent special teamer, burns as well. Taylor probably does the job there.

    Burnetts decision was a huge gaffe. Could have easily got across midfield. It was a clear day, we know Crosby has a big leg, and was clutch in post-season.

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