You know it’s slow in Packerland when the locals are reporting on news potentially happening.
The Green Bay Packers are reportedly close to signing safety and third-round draft choice Morgan Burnett.
“Before this week is out is a possibility of the deal possibly being done,” Robert Brown, Burnett’s agent, said. “You’re just trying to make sure your guy gets all he’s entitled to based on the numbers that are floating around.”
Burnett is expected to sign for the rookie minimum, and his signing bonus appears to be the final detail to work out. Burnett is also expected to compete with veteran Atari Bigby for the Packers starting strong safety spot.
Although Bigby remains at the top of the depth chart, he remains unsigned and Burnett has been running with the No. 1 defense in his absence. Burnett has also drawn favorable reviews from cornerback Charles Woodson and coach Mike McCarthy.
When Burnett is signed, second-round defensive end Mike Neal and first-round offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga will be the Packers’ only remaining unsigned draft picks.
After round two they all sign for the rookie minimum. It’s the signing bonus that creates the differential. Last year at 71 Matt Shaughnessy got 860K for a four year deal. We can expect about the same for Burnett because Thompson and most other GM’s like to buy RFA years with up front rookie money. It reduces the amount of RFA Tender bull shit they have to deal with.
pay da man