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Morgan Burnett Injury Updates

Browns S Morgan Burnett will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left Achilles' tendon in Thursday night's win over the Steelers. Eric Murray sits behind him on the depth chart but missed Week 11 with his own knee injury. We'll see whether Murray can return for Week 12. We'll also see about the NFL future for the 30-year-old Burnett, who has just 1 cuttable year remaining on his contract. Burnett's not worth holding in dynasty IDP leagues.

Browns S Morgan Burnett left in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's game against the Steelers with an Achilles' tendon injury and was quickly ruled out. That doesn't seem to bode well for his outlook beyond Week 11. We'll see about the official diagnosis.

The Browns on Monday waived S Jermaine Whitehead. The starter went ranting on Twitter, including threatening people in his responses following Cleveland's loss to the Broncos. His ouster leaves room for Morgan Burnett to remain in the starting lineup even ever FS Damarious Randall returns. Randall missed the past 2 games with a hamstring injury, allowing Burnett to get back into the lineup. Burnett had been playing behind Whitehead since returning from his own injury. The Browns host Buffalo in Week 10.

Browns CBs Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams will miss their 3rd straight games. Both are dealing with hamstring injuries and have yet to return to practice since going down. S Morgan Burnett is returning, though. He's active after missing the past 2 contests with a quad injury.

The Browns might get S Morgan Burnett back for Monday night's game against the 49ers. Burnett returned to limited practices Thursday and Friday and then a full workout Saturday, coming off 2 games lost to a quad injury. He's officially questionable. If you're looking to use him in your IDP lineup, make sure Jermaine Whitehead is available as a fallback. CBs Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward are also questionable again with hamstring injuries. Neither has returned to practice yet, though, after missing the past 2 contests. Expect both to miss another game.

The Browns have listed SS Morgan Burnett (quad), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring) and CB Greedy Williams (hamstring) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. All 3 players missed the entire practice week, though, after sitting out last Sunday night's game against the Rams. We'd be surprised if any plays. Cleveland did, at least, get FS Damarious Randall back from his concussion. He practiced in full all week and didn't even appear on the final injury report. The situation of the secondary adds upside to Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson and WR Marquise Brown.

The Browns could be without their entire starting secondary for Sunday night's game against the Rams. They've already ruled out FS Damarious Randall for the 2nd straight game with a concussion. SS Morgan Burnett is questionable with the quad injury that knocked him out of last Monday's game. He missed practice all week. Starting CBs Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams each got added to the injury report Thursday with hamstring issues that kept them out of Friday's practice. IDP owners should plan on using none of these players for Week 3. The whole situation, meanwhile, can only improve the fantasy outlook for Rams QB Jared Goff and his receivers. Eric Murray and Jermaine Whitehead would be the starting safeties here, while Terrance Mitchell, T.J. Carrie and Tavierre Thomas look like the top 3 corners if Ward and Williams sit.

Steelers S Morgan Burnett is inactive for tonight’s game because of a groin injury.

Multiple outlets report that the Steelers are finalizing a deal with free-agent S Morgan Burnett. An IDP force through much of his Green Bay stint, Burnett heads to a defense that hasn't been overly friendly to safety scoring for a while. Combine that with his injury history -- 14 games lost over the past 5 years -- and he looks like no more than a DB2 for 2018 fantasy football drafts at this early stage. Second-year DB Josh Jones looks like the best current bet to take over Burnett's job with the Packers, though we'll see how the rest of the offseason goes. Jones flashed as a rookie, seeing time in DB and ILB roles.

The Packers have officially ruled S Morgan Burnett (groin) out for Sunday's game against the Ravens. It'll be his 2nd straight game lost to this injury, which came the week he returned from 2 games out for a hamstring injury. Josh Jones should start again in his place.

The Packers have ruled S Morgan Burnett out for Week 10 after the veteran suffered a groin injury in Monday night's win over the Lions. The quick decision -- just a day after their Week 9 game -- doesn't bode well for Burnett's Week 11 outlook. Kentrell Brice should start Sunday against the Bears.

The Packers have ruled S Morgan Burnett out for Sunday's game at Minnesota. Burnett is dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week. S Josh Jones should see full or nearly full playing time in Burnett's absence and present upside.

Packers S Morgan Burnett suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's win over the Cowboys, limiting him to just two-thirds of his normal playing time. He was not on the field for Wednesday's practice. We have yet to see a further update on his condition, but it's a worrisome situation for a player who has dealt with some lower-body issue every season since 2013. Plan to be without Burnett for Week 6 in your IDP league.

Packers S Morgan Burnett missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a groin injury. We'll see about his Friday participation and status heading into the weekend, as we haven't seen any further word on his condition. Burnett has a bothersome history with nagging lower-body injuries, though. You should confirm alternate plans for your IDP lineup in Week 3.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that the Packers expect to get S Morgan Burnett back in the lineup Sunday night against the Broncos. Burnett has missed 5 of 6 games with a calf injury that originated before the season. Micah Hyde has been playing safety in Burnett's place but will likely return to his slot CB role when Burnett returns. That's expected to push CB Casey Hayward back to an outside corner slot and rookie CB Damarious Randall into a smaller role. Burnett should rejoin S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as the most reliable IDP options in the Green Bay secondary. We'll see if Hyde can get enough work to retain what has been solid IDP value to this point. Burnett's return certainly shouldn't hurt a team D that leads the league in points allowed. The Packers refer to him as the QB of their defense.

Packers S Morgan Burnett is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers with the calf injury that has bugged him for weeks. Whereas he started each of the past 2 weeks questionable on the injury report before missing the contests, Burnett put in limited practices all week this time. That's a significant change from missing every practice in Week 5. We'll check on his Sunday status, but the late-afternoon kickoff and recurring nature of the injury will make it tough to wait on Burnett for your IDP lineup.


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