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23 Days 'Til Camp: Less Boxing for Burnett

Burnett (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Every day until the start of camp on July 26, we'll provide one juicy nugget to whet your appetite for the return of football. We'd give you more but the CBA forbids two-a-days. Sorry. The numbers show that Morgan Burnett spent too much time playing in the box last season.

Unlike the Seattle Seahawks, who have a natural free safety in Earl Thomas and a pure strong safety in Kam Chancellor, the Green Bay Packers prefer to use their safeties interchangeably. With the slightly built M.D. Jennings, the Packers were unable to play that way. With Jennings unable to handle the play-to-play rigors of run support, Green Bay was forced to use Morgan Burnett in that role more... Recommended Stories

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