Steelers Reports: Safety Morgan Burnett Wants Out of Contract Pittsburgh Steelers safety Morgan Burnett wants to be a free agent, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport Published 7 months ago on January 19, 2019 By Donnie Druin 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailLast off-season, the Pittsburgh Steelers scored what they believed to be a valuable starting safety with veteran experience in Morgan Burnett. One year into his three year contract, Burnett wants out of his deal. On Saturday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport spoke to Burnett, who wants to hit the open market with a “new start” and play as a regular safety again, after primarily being used in sub-packages. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Burnett played roughly 37% of plays during the 2018 season per Pro Football Reference. Through the sixteen game schedule, Burnett appeared in just 11 games thanks to injuries, a common theme throughout his career prior with the Green Bay Packers. Steelers would save $3.63M in cap space by releasing Morgan Burnett and his $6.47M salary. He was a part of the unit’s improvement down the stretch but too many nagging injuries. — James C Wexell (@jimwexell) January 19, 2019 If the Steelers were to release Burnett, the most experienced safety on the roster would be Jordan Dangerfield (who entered the NFL in 2013 but has been off and on through practice squads), leaving another hole for the Steelers to fill in free agency for 2019. The 30 year old safety accumulated 30 combined tackles with 6 passes defended last season. 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:2019 NFL Free AgencyfeaturedMorgan BurnettPittsburgh Steelers Up Next Potential Draft Targets for Steelers at the Senior Bowl Don't Miss Antonio Brown Gives Back to Alma Mater Central Michigan Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers2 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers4 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll6 hours ago Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers7 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!