Now that converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery is listed as a running back, Morgan Burnett has no interest in a similar switch being made on the Green Bay Packers’ roster and depth chart.
“No, I’m a safety,” Burnett said with a big laugh Thursday. “That’s what I am. I’m a safety that sometimes plays in the box.”
Burnett’s transition in recent weeks to playing a valuable role as a hybrid safety and linebacker comes just as the Packers defense is getting better as it gets healthier, especially in the secondary.
Opponents have struggled to score points, the takeaways that were hard to come by earlier in the season are adding up, and Green Bay (7-6) is back to playing winning football in its quest for the playoffs.
“Guys are just starting to click,” Damarious Randall said.
Randall’s return at cornerback has been a boost.