Security Morgan Burnett, who played eight of his 10 NFL seasons in Green Bay, announced his retirement on Monday.
“After 10 years in the NFL, I decided to retire,” Burnett wrote, in part, on Instagram. “Ups and downs, wins and losses, I’m grateful for every moment and grateful for every opportunity I had to walk on a training and playing field. I might be hanging up the cleats, but I will always have love and respect for the game. ”
The Packers made Burnett a third-round pick in 2010. The Packers won the Super Bowl his rookie season, despite being on reserve injured with a knee injury for the title race.
Burnett started all 113 games he played for the Packers, including the playoffs.
He left the Packers after the 2017 season, playing with the Steelers in 2018 and then with the Browns in 2019. Burnett did not play in the NFL in 2020.
“We would like to congratulate Morgan on his wonderful career and thank him for his contributions to the Packers,” Packers Managing Director Brian Gutekunst said in a statement. “He was a dedicated and reliable player who always put the team first. He had a calm and professional nature and was a respected leader and a great teammate. We wish him, his wife, Nicolette and their family the best for the years to come.