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Steelers release Burnett

The Steelers roster continued to undergo offseason changes, the most recent being releasing veteran safety Morgan Burnett.

During the NFL Owners Meeting General Manager Kevin Colbert said that team "Will try to move Morgan in a trade, and if not, we will probably part ways." The decision was to part ways.

Burnett signed a three-year contract last year, joining the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent from the Green Bay Packers. He played in 11 games in 2018, starting two, and finished the season with 30 tackles, 17 of them solo stops, and six passes defensed.

Burnett missed four games early in the season, Weeks 3-6, with a groin injury. He missed the Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a back injury.

Burnett played the first eight seasons of his career with the Packers after they drafted him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the 71st pick overall. He has 747 career tackles, 528 solo stops and 23 tackles for a loss. He has nine interceptions, eight forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries, one which he returned for a touchdown.

The Steelers have added three free agents so far this offseason, linebacker Mark Barron, receiver Donte Moncrief and cornerback Steven Nelson.