Deone Bucannon and Mark Barron set the table for other safeties to make a full-time transition to linebacker, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have the option to do so after signing veteran Morgan Burnett.
The concept isn’t foreign to Burnett after playing the position at times for the Green Bay Packers the last two seasons. custom nfl jerseys
“We’ve had that in as a changeup,” outside linebacker Clay Matthews said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Michael Cohen, “but the fact that he can come in there and there’s no drop off from a guy who, you know, isn’t an inside linebacker, custom nfl jerseys cheap I think that speaks volumes to kind of what he brings to this defense and kind of how valuable he is.”
A full-time transition may be in the best interests of Burnett and the Steelers defense. The defensive back is 29 years old, and the move may extend his career. Also, Pittsburgh doesn’t have an established starter next to Vince Williams. The potential transition would allow the defense to place Burnett, Sean Davis and first-round pick Terrell Edmunds in the lineup on a full-time basis.
Burnett, who still sees himself as a safety,customized nfl jerseys cheap is open to the possibility.
“It really doesn’t matter to me. I love football,” Burnett said, per ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler. “As long as I’m on the field, I’m happy and ready to go.”