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Insider Only Steelers near impact signing with safety Morgan Burnett

Morgan Burnett (6-1, 210)
Age 29 | Experience: 8 years
Previous Contract: 4 years – $24.75 million
2017 Stats: 12 GP | 68 total tackles, 1 FF |

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making their biggest splash in free agency, agreeing to terms on a deal with 29 year old safety Morgan Burnett, formerly of the Green Bay Packers. It was first reported Monday night by NFL Network.

Burnett is scheduled to take a physical with the Steelers today, Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

Strengths/Fit

Burnett has been tabbed as a potential great fit for the Steelers since the start of free agency because of his versatility. He can play anywhere and possesses the type of versatility the Steelers haven’t had from a safety since Troy Polamalu in that you can play Burnett in the slot to right around the line of scrimmage.

Burnett’s biggest strength is that he’s a top run supporting safety.

Where the mixed reviews center around Burnett from his play last season is whether his coverage ability has started to slip at his age.

He allowed a 127 passing rating in 2017, Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

About The Author

William DePaoli

TIOPS Insider

William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com