The Browns announced Friday that they’ve officially signed S Morgan Burnett.
Ian Rapoport reports that Burnett receives a two-year contract worth up $9 million with $4 million fully guaranteed at signing.
Reports had said that the Browns were worth watching as a landing spot for Burnett, so this isn’t a big surprise.
Burnett requested his release this offseason, but the Steelers waited until April 1 to see if a trade surfaced before cutting him loose.
Burnett, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. He’s played eight seasons for the Packers before agreeing to a three-year contract worth close to $14.5 million with the Steelers.
Pittsburgh cut Burnett loose last week in a move that freed up $3,633,332 of available cap space.
In 2018, Burnett appeared in 11 games for the Steelers and recorded 30 tackles, no interceptions and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 52 safety out of 93 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.