GREEN BAY, Wis. Morgan Burnett will start at safety for the Green Bay Packers next season, just like he has for every game of the past two seasons. That's not in question for coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers in planning next year's team.
Finding a starter to play next to Burnett at safety, however, is an issue that the Packers need to address this offseason.
Following the release of veteran Charles Woodson -- who had been converted to safety -- in mid-February, Green Bay's current choices are M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian and Sean Richardson.
Richardson, who was signed in 2012 after not being drafted, is a project. His 6-foot-2, 216-pound frame is the biggest of any of the Packers' safeties, but he battled injuries throughout his entire rookie year and only played 16 snaps on defense. Though he could be a special player in the NFL, expecting too much out of him early in his career would be a mistake.
If nothing changes between now and training camp, th...