Cleveland Browns: 5 potential salary cap cuts now that Andrew Berry is GM
By Randy Gurzi
5. Morgan Burnett, Safety
Speaking of players who could be one and done, the Browns new general manager could decide to have the same fate for veteran safety Morgan Burnett. After eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Burnett signed a multi-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018 but was released after a rough campaign.
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He was quickly signed by the Browns, a move that was easy to see coming. Cleveland had a need at strong safety and John Dorsey made it no secret he was going to sign ‘his players’.
Burnett joined many other players Dorsey spent time with at his previous stops which included Demetrius Harris, Kareem Hunt, Eric Kush, and Eric Murray — just to name a few.
While he played better for the Browns than he did in Pittsburgh, Burnett ended up on the IR with a torn Achilles. For a 30-year old player, that’s a devastating injury and it could lead to him missing a lot of time in the offseason as well as during the regular season.
Factor in his salary, which is $4.7 million according to OverTheCap.com, and it seems as though this could be his third season in a row looking for new work. Andrew Berry doesn’t have the ties to Burnett that Dorsey did and he could look at the money he would save ($3.375 in savings and just $1.325 million in dead money per OverTheCap.com) and decide that’s the best course of action.