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  • The Pittsburgh Steelers value versatility in their defensive backs. Morgan Burnett should fit right in.

     

    The two-time defending AFC North champions signed the free agent safety to a three-year deal on Tuesday Derrick Shelby Jersey , part of an overhaul in the secondary that began last week when the team cut ties with veterans Mike Mitchell, Robert Golden and William Gay.

    The 29-year-old Burnett has played all eight seasons of his NFL career in Green Bay, collecting 683 tackles, 44 passes defensed, nine interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries. He started 102 games for the Packers and won a Super Bowl ring in 2011, when Green Bay beat Pittsburgh.

    "I'm coming in to do my job the best I can do, wherever I fit Manti Te'o Jersey ," Burnett said. "To be accountable as a teammate and earn the respect of the coaches and get into a routine with the rest of the fellas."

    Burnett moved around late in his tenure with the Packers but spent the majority of the time in Green Bay at safety. It's a position where the Steelers have a serious need after deciding to part ways with Mitchell and Golden. Sean Davis has shown flashes during his two seasons and has one of the two starting spots. The other remains up in the air, though Burnett would figure to have the inside track over J.J. Wilcox.

    "There's things in my toolbox I'm capable to move around and play different positions if need be," Burnett said. "But definitely I came into the league as safety and that's where I'm comfortable at."

    Burnett's signing is the second by Pittsburgh during free agency. The Steelers signed inside linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year deal over the weekend.

    The Giants added running back Jonathan Stewart before making Saquon Barkley the second overall pick in the draft. Although no one seriously expected the 31-year-old Stewart to be a workhorse in New York, the selection of Barkley coupled with the emergence of second-year tailback Wayne Gallman could impact Stewart’s workload.

    As explained by Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, Stewart remains optimistic, and willing to do whatever he’s expected to do.

    “I think with my preparation I’m confident,” Stewart said Derek Watt Jersey , via Vacchiano. “I know I can play when the opportunity is there. Whether people see it or not? As long as we’re winning games, that’s all I care about. I have things to prove, but it’s more to myself.”

    The things Stewart doesn’t believe he’ll be expected to prove is that he can be to serve as a teacher for Barkley and Gallman.

    “I don’t think the front office has me here just to mentor either,” Stewart said. “At the end of the day, it’s football and if you’re wearing pads and have a helmet you’re expected to contribute on the field.”

    Still, unless coach Pat Shurmur opts for a three-headed monster at tailback, Stewart may not be doing as much as he hoped and expected. He’s still getting nearly $3 million this year Lawrence Taylor Jersey , all of which is guaranteed.

    That could, in theory, make him a candidate to be traded if/when a team loses a starting running back to injury. Which tends to happen at one of the most physically demanding positions in football.

    A first-round pick in 2008, Stewart has 7,318 rushing yards, which makes him No. 5 among currently active NFL running backs, behind only Frank Gore Justin Bethel Jersey , Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, and Marshawn Lynch.

     

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