Is Artie Burns’ time in Pittsburgh coming to an end?

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The Steelers already declined the fifth-year option on Artie Burns‘ rookie contract. Is the team thinking of moving on from the cornerback?

Burns is due an $800,000 roster bonus on the first day of training camp, so these could be the final few days for Burns in Pittsburgh, Ed Bouchette of TheAthletic.com reports.

The Steelers benched Burns and buried him on the depth chart last season. He started six games and played 308 snaps on offense and 190 on special teams in 2018.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin admitted in March he was “disappointed” in Burns, the 25th overall pick in 2016.

“Certainly,” Tomlin said. “Having the ability to carry those talents into a stadium kind of defines us, or inability the do so, so certainly.”

General Manager Kevin Colbert has said Burns lost his confidence. Can Burns get it back?

It remains to be seen, but he is running out of time to do that with the Steelers. Another sign that Burns’ days in Pittsburgh were numbered came when the Steelers drafted cornerback Justin Layne in the third round.

20 responses to “Is Artie Burns’ time in Pittsburgh coming to an end?

  1. Send him to the eagles for a 6th rounder, get a handshake agreement they’ll keep LJ fort on the roster. If LJ gets cut, this negatively affects the comp pick they’re set to receive for Le’Veon Bell

  2. How about trading Burns for another disappointing draft pick in GBs Josh Jones. A fresh start for both guys, maybe they can salvage their careers in different schemes.

  3. Every WR Burns him. Just another awful, head-scratching pick by Colbert. I honestly think he’s mad at Handy Rooney so he’s intentionally sabotaging the team. Not even Gettleman is this incompetent.

  4. “He started six games and played 308 snaps on offense and 190 on special teams in 2018.”

    Cornerbacks are offensive players now? Who knew?

  5. “Steelers cant draft defense anymore”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Yes… and… the team’s performance has been “hampered”.

    Mostly… “hampered” by the void left when team doctor richard rydze
    was investigated/indicted/convicted/sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

  6. Nothing wrong with their defensive draft picks overall but they can’t draft DB’s any more. Tomlin has a lot of say in who gets drafted by the Steelers and as a former DB coach his input sucks.

  7. Another first round bust for the Steelers on defense. How many is it now? Jarvis Jones, Dud Dupree? And they think their luck is going to change with Bush? This team has imploded.

  8. Another first round bust for the Steelers on defense. How many is it now? Jarvis Jones, Dud Dupree? And they think their luck is going to change with Bush? This team has imploded.

    Sergio Kindle?

  9. Bush looks like he’ll be outstanding. And Dupree, while not great, can’t be called a bust…yet. A change of scenery might do Burns good?
    And it’s funny how Steeler detractors never seem to mention TJ Watt…13 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, etc last season?!

  10. Leman Russ says:
    June 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm
    Steelers cant draft defense anymore
    —————————————-

    TJ Watt, Cam Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, javon hargrave, ryan shazier

    They’ve always been poor at drafting CBs, but your comment is inaccurate.

  11. Leman Russ says:
    June 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm
    Steelers cant draft defense anymore

    Yea genius, that TJ Watt was a really bad pick. Lol

  12. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    June 5, 2019 at 6:41 am
    Another first round bust for the Steelers on defense. How many is it now? Jarvis Jones, Dud Dupree? And they think their luck is going to change with Bush? This team has imploded

    I sure hope you’re 12 years old or less. Cause if not you’re IQ must be hovering around 49.
    TJ Watt—-first round pick, STUD

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