The Green Bay Packers announced on Friday that they signed safety Morgan Burnett to a contract extension.
Terms of the deal were not announced, but the NFL Network had previously reported it is a four-year extension worth $24.75 million.
He could have become a free agent in March if he had not signed an extension.
Burnett, who was drafted by the Packers out of Georgia Tech in the third round (No. 71 overall) in 2010.
He has started all 36 games in which he has appeared in his three seasons with the Packers.
In that time, he has accumulated 259 tackles (192 solo), 28 passes defensed, six interceptions, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three sacks.
In 2012, Burnett started all 16 games for the second consecutive season and finished second on the team with a career-high 137 tackles (97 solo). He added 13 passes defensed, two interceptions, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
The Packers have also announced the release of wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield.