Nov 4, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers Nearing Contract Extension With Morgan Burnett

The Green Bay Packers and safety Morgan Burnett are in the process of working on a contract extension, this according to CBS Insider Jason La Canfora:

Packers are trying to hammer out a new deal with safety Morgan Burnett.

Drafted in 2010, Burnett has started every NFL game he’s played in and last year lead the Packers in total tackles with 123, good for a career high.

At just 24, Burnett has become quite a talent for the Packers, especially after becoming a starter in 2010 where he logged 105 tackles. Burnett also has five interceptions in the past two seasons in addition to recovering three fumbles and forcing four more.

Burnett’s numbers slipped a bit on tipped passes this past year, only getting his mitts on five after knocking down eleven in 2011, but it’s clear Burnett’s progression arrow is leaning up.

There’s been no word of any years or money involved in the extension, though, both sides are reportedly doing their best to get it done before training camp begins later this Summer.

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