GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- According to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Packers safety Morgan Burnett signed a four-year extension worth $24.75 million with the Packers. The deal is worth up to $26 million with incentives and it included $8.25 million signing bonus.
Burnett had been due to make $1.323 million in the final year of his rookie deal. The fourth-year defender has started 32 straight games and led the Packers with 123 tackles last season.
The deal came days after a report surfaced that Burnett and the Packers were attempting to work out a long-term pact. The Packers selected Burnett in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. His rookie season was torpedoed when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in October, but he's started every game since 2011.
The Packers continue to act aggressively to lock up their young core players on defense. The team re-signed linebackers Brad Jones and Clay Matthews this spring. Like those two teammates, the 24-year-old Burnett still should have his best football ahead of him.
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