This makes sense.
Packers are trying to hammer out a new deal with safety Morgan Burnett.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 11, 2013
Packers fans, and no doubt the Packers themselves, have been waiting for Burnett to blossom into a top-flight safety for awhile now. While he has yet to reach the level of play exhibited by Nick Collins, who Burnett will unfortunately always be compared to, he is coming off a solid 2012 campaign that saw him take every defensive snap.
The Packers are doing what they always do in identifying a young, core guy they can build around, most likely a bit under market value, prior to his reaching free agency – which Burnett is scheduled to do next summer.
Burnett is set to count $1.5 million against the Packers’ 2013 salary cap.