PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have started their overhaul in the secondary, signing free agent safety Morgan Burnett to a three-year deal.
The deal, announced Tuesday, is pending Burnett passing a physical. Financial terms were not released.
The 29-year-old Burnett has played all eight seasons of his NFL career in Green Bay, collecting 683 tackles, 44 passes defensed, nine interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries during his time with the Packers. Burnett started 102 games for Green Bay and won a Super Bowl ring in 2011, when the Packers beat Pittsburgh.
The Steelers are revamping their secondary this offseason. The defending AFC North champions cut safeties Mike Mitchell and Rob Golden last week. Pittsburgh also released veteran cornerback William Gay. Burnett’s signing is the second by Pittsburgh during free agency. The Steelers signed inside linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year deal over the weekend.