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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.

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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 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.

Steelers S Morgan Burnett (groin) is set to play Sunday against the Browns after sitting out the past 4 games. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that rookie Terrell Edmunds will retain his starting job, so we'll see just how big a role Burnett finds.

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

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