​There is about to be another safety on the free agent market.


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers have informed Morgan Burnett that he will be released by April 1, per his request.

Burnett was not happy during his lone year in Pittsburgh, as he felt he played out of position most of the season. The Steelers often lined him up as a dime linebacker, which led to decreased production and inconsistent play. 


With two years left on his deal, it was reported back in January that Burnett wanted a fresh start somewhere else in his natural position.

Burnett was one of the more notable offseason signings for Pittsburgh last offseason, as he came over from Green Bay after a very productive eight seasons.


It isn't known at this point if Burnett has any specific teams in mind, but there are a number of franchises that could use safety help and at 30 years of age, he's still more than serviceable in the defensive backfield.