The veteran is set to sign a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported the news. The team later confirmed the signing along with announcing the signing of quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who most recently played with the Alliance of American Football's Orlando Apollos.
Rapoport reported the deal is for two years at a max of nearly $9 million, with a guarantee of almost $4 million.
After being a poor fit in Pittsburgh -- who had a bigger need for a deep cover safety than a box-player -- Burnett hopes to recapture his form in Cleveland.
Gilbert led the AAF with 2,152 yards passing and was second in the league with 13 touchdowns as he quarterbacked Orlando to the league's best record. Previously, Gilbert played for the Carolina Panthers in 2018, playing in just one game and had previously been signed by the Rams, Patriots, Lions and Raiders.