GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Green Bay Packers have locked up another defensive starter, signing safety Morgan Burnett to a long-term extension.
Burnett's extension, reported by NFL.com to be worth $24.75 million over four years, follows earlier offseason deals with linebackers Clay Matthews and Brad Jones. Burnett had been due to be a free agent following the 2013 season.
With Charles Woodson missing most of last season with a broken collarbone, Burnett took charge of the Packers secondary. He led the team with 123 tackles, and was 1 of only two defensive players in the NFL to play every snap. Burnett also had two sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions - both against the Minnesota Vikings.
In three seasons with the Packers, Burnett has 244 tackles and six interceptions.