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Notebook: Burnett yet to deliver on potential

10:07 PM, Nov. 18, 2013
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) misses a tackle against Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) during the Nov. 10 game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) misses a tackle against Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) during the Nov. 10 game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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Past the midway point ofthe 2013 season, the Green Bay Packers are still waiting on Morgan Burnett's breakout.

The 24-year-old safety has been serviceable in a Packers secondary that missed him dearly when he sat out the first three games of the regular season because of a hamstring injury, but the organization didn't fork over a four-year, $24.75 million extension in July for simply solid. An $8.25 million signing bonus demands a difference-maker.

That's not to say it won't happen eventually, but a defense starved for turnovers has yet to see it. In seven games since his return, Burnett has ...

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