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Burnett Playing, Leading Beyond His Years

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Third-year safety Morgan Burnett, who hasn't even played in 30 games, is being asked to do more on the field and as a leader in Charles Woodson's absence. According to safeties coach Darren Perry, Burnett is acting like "it's his secondary."

If there's a silver lining in Charles Woodson's absence from the Green Bay Packers' secondary, it's that, at the ripe old age of 23, Morgan Burnett is emerging as a leader. "I think he's probably stepped up his leadership," safeties coach Darren Perry said on Monday, a day after the Packers entered their bye week on a four-game winning streak. "I think he's become more vocal. You can see him...

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