Former Green Bay Packers Safety Retires

Veteran safety Morgan Burnett is officially calling it a career. He retires as a Green Bay Packer, the team he spent the first eight years of his career with. The Packers announced the news Tuesday:
Drafted 71st overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, Burnett found immediate success with the Packers, starting four games for a defense that would finish the season allowing the second-fewest points in the league and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Though the Packers would struggle to find championship success after his rookie season, he would prove a reliable, durable force in the defensive backfield, notching 98 starts across his next seven seasons. He would fail to find the field quite so consistently after departing Green Bay, starting only 10 more games across two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.
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Burnett hasn't seen regular-season action since 2019, so his retirement doesn't come as a surprise. He ends his career with 10 interceptions and 9.5 sacks across his 121 games, along with two more picks in postseason play.

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