Ask and you shall receive.
Steelers safety Morgan Burnett asked for his release in January and was informed by the team Friday he’ll be a free agent before the end of March, ESPN reported.
Steelers have informed veteran S Morgan Burnett that they will release him by April 1, per the player’s request, said his agent Kevin Conner. Burnett was told release would occur Weds, but Steelers say accounting issues will delay it another week. Another S about to be on market
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2019
Burnett, 30, told NFL Network he had “a desire to return to safety after playing most of his first season with the Steelers as a dime linebacker.”
He signed a three-year deal worth $14.3 million with Pittsburgh in March 2018, saying he was open to playing safety or dime linebacker. However, he battled numerous injuries and missed five games last season.
Releasing Burnett will save Pittsburgh $3.6 million.