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Packers And Morgan Burnett Agree To New Deal

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Morgan Burnett still has his best years of football ahead of him. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images.
Morgan Burnett still has his best years of football ahead of him. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images.

The Green Bay Packers have reached an agreement with FS Morgan Burnett, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Burnett will tack on $24.75 million, with $8.25 million being guaranteed, and four years onto the final year of his rookie deal, which is worth $1.32 million. That puts him under contract with Green Bay over the next five seasons for a very affordable $26.07 million.

At a little over $5 million per season over the remainder of his contract, this is a fantastic value for the Green Bay Packers. Burnett, selected in the third round of the 2010 draft, missed 12 games in his rookie season after tearing his anterior crucial ligament, but has anchored the free safety position the last two seasons.

The 6-1, 209 pound safety had a career-high 123 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions last year. The 24-year-old will look to build on those numbers as he continues to improve and begins to approach the prime years of his career.