According to former Green Bay wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst James Jones, Morgan Burnett is going to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Burnett was drafted by the Packers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 71st overall pick. He spent eight seasons in Green Bay, playing in 102 games for the Packers and starting all of them.
In 2017 Burnett started 12 games for the Packers, making 48 tackles and defending three passes. He also forced a fumble. In 2013 Burnett signed a four-year, $24.75 million extension that expired this offseason.
Terms of the contract have not been made public.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
GREEN BAY — Injuries continue to be the biggest story for the Green Bay Packers in advance of their NFC title game at Atlanta on Sunday.
The latest concern is wide receiver Davante Adams, who suffered an ankle injury late in the win over Dallas.
“We’ll see,” coach Mike McCarthy said when asked if he expected Adams to play on Sunday. “I’m curious to see him move. I don’t think he’ll practice until Saturday.”
Adams has played in every game this season and is the team’s second-leading receiver. The top guy, Jordy Nelson, is also very much in question as he battles a pair of broken ribs that kept him out of last week’s game. McCarthy said he’ll practice with the rehab group on Wednesday, but gave no indication of how he’ll handle the rest of the week.
The other starter that there is some concern about is safety Morgan Burnett. He suffered a quad injury in the first half against Dallas, and didn’t return. He won’t practice Wednesday, spending the day with the rehab group as well.
McCarthy said cornerback Quinten Rollins is getting closer to clearing the concussion protocol and will do some work in practice. He’s missed the last two games after getting injured in the season-finale against Detroit.
Starting offensive tackles Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari each came out of the game against Dallas a little gimpy, and McCarthy said they’ll likely be limited in practice this week.
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdowns to help the Green Bay Packers earn their second straight win with a 21-13 victory against Houston at a snowy Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Rodgers and the offense didn’t really get going until the fourth quarter and the game tied at 7. On their two longest drives of the year, Green Bay went 98 yards and then 89 yards to get separation on the Texans.
On that first drive, wide receiver Jordy Nelson shook loose of cornerback Charles James, who slipped on the snowy surface, and Aaron Rodgers found him for a 33-yard touchdown. It was his 10th touchdown on the season.
On the second scoring drive of the quarter, Rodgers hit Nelson for gains of 21 and 28 yards, before fullback Aaron Ripkowski went in from 3 yards out.
(Audio: Rodgers on the two long scoring drives that ended up being the difference in the game)
Nelson finished with 118 yards on eight catches, passing Boyd Dowler for fifth on the all-time receiving yards list in Packers history.
The game was tied following Houston’s opening drive of the second half. After managing just 109 yards of offense before the break, the Texans went 63 yards in 10 plays, capping the possession off with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Brock Osweiler to Ryan Griffin on fourth-and-1.
It was another fourth-and-1 decision by the Texans in the first half that helped put the Packers out in front. Coach Bill O’Brien went for it at midfield but Green Bay was up to the challenge, setting the offense up with good field position. They went 50 yards in 10 plays with Rodgers finding Randall Cobb in the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown.
It was the first positive by either offense after a scoreless first quarter. The Texans had a promising drive to start the game, picking up a pair of first downs before Griffin took a big hit from cornerback Ladarius Gunther and fumbled. Safety Morgan Burnett recovered the ball and returned it to Houston’s 24-yard line.
The Packers, though, gave it right back, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers fumbling a snap at the 2-yard line and Houston fell on it. It was the second time Green Bay turned the ball over inside the 5-yard line, one of just three teams to do that this year.