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Report: Steelers on the verge of signing free agent safety Morgan Burnett

This move could be a game-changer for a sagging Steelers defense.

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While the Pittsburgh Steelers have remained relatively quiet throughout the early stages of NFL Free Agency, things are starting to pick up now.

After the early wave of players have been picked up, the Steelers have started doing some real work. They have hosted a pair of special team aces, signed Jon Bostic at inside linebacker and are reportedly on the verge of signing one of the top safeties on the market — former Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett.

This according to his former teammate turned NFL Network analyst, James Jones:

If true, Burnett will bring a tremendous presence in a secondary desperate need for such a change.

Drafted out of Georgia Tech in 2010, Burnett has spent his entire career with the Packers. Outside of some great statistical seasons, Burnett also brings a tremendous amount of flexibility to the team defense. Throughout his career he has been used as a Free Safety, Strong Safety, slot cornerback and even a dime linebacker at times. This versatility, or Swiss Army Knife capability as Mike Tomlin says, makes him a very attractive addition to the Pittsburgh defense.

Obviously, this story could be nothing more than speculation and rumor, but stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on this potentially huge acquisition for the black-and-gold.

UPDATE: Several current members of the Steelers have taken to social media with interest, and intrigue, over the situation.