Packers Training Camp Battles: Morgan Burnett vs. Atari Bigby

July 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Strong Safety Atari Bigby is the one starter in Green Bay's secondary who has yet to make a Pro Bowl. It now appears he will have to worry about that title, as Bigby may not be the starter come this season.
When the Packers moved up in the thid round of the NFL draft to select Lil' Wayne look alike and ball-hawking safety Morgan Burnett out of Georgia Tech, it should have sent a message to Bigby.
Instead, he refused to sign his RFA tender and missed all of the offseason work outs.  In that time, he may have already lost his job.
Bigby is often hurt, and is very inconsistent when he does play. The Packers hope to change that by supplanting Burnett into the starting role.
Burnett already seems to be the more intelligent player, which says a lot for a rookie.
He also racked up 14 interceptions in three seasons at GA Tech, two shy of Willie Clay's record of 16 set back in 1991, a number which took Clay accumula...

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