Artie Burns signs with Bears

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Cornerback Artie Burns said at the end of 2019 that he was excited about the prospect of moving on from the Steelers after being on the field for just 66 defensive snaps in the regular season.

Burns has found a team that wants to give him an opportunity for a more productive season. Agent Drew Rosenhaus told PFT that Burns has signed a one-year contract with the Bears.

Burns was a first-round pick in 2016 and played every game in his first three seasons, but was essentially limited to special teams work before being scratched entirely for the final six games of the regular season. He had 149 tackles, four interceptions, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries while in Pittsburgh.

The Bears have not signed any other cornerbacks since free agency opened. They released Prince Amukamara last month.

10 responses to “Artie Burns signs with Bears

  1. Hope he’s better than Prince, unless this is a depth move.

  2. A fresh start is the best thing for Artie Burns. AB just abused him in practice for years and destroyed any confidence he ever had.

  3. He has to be better than Prince. He stunk it up his whole time with the Bears. Prince to pauper.

  4. Lol! Steeler fan here. This guy sucks!! I dislike Rodgers, but he will carve Burns up if Burns ever plays. Packer fans should be VERY excited about the Bears signing this FIRST ROUND STEELERS BUST!!!

  5. Former 1st rounder that was overdrafted; a lot of fans would argue he would’ve been a bust even as a 4th or 5th rounder. Decent rookie year and then just plummeted. Has a good back story and seems like an okay guy so I hoped he’d turn it around, but never happened.

    Maybe a change of scenery will help. Otherwise, he’s a total liability as a DB and contributes nothing on STs. Unless your secondary is a complete nightmare or he pulls a miraculous 180, don’t be surprised if he’s gone in a year.

  6. Seems like a nice young man, taking care of his family and guardian for his younger brothers after his police officer mother was killed. Cornerback can be a tough position for a player’s psyche. If he’s feeling confident, he can be adequate. If not, then he’s targeted and toasted regularly. Not the toughest tackler, either. As the 6th db in a dime defense might be his best position.

  7. This guy was one of the worst 1st round busts in CB history. Couldn’t cover, couldn’t tackle, and is now older & a tick slower in 40 time. Good luck w/ this liability, Chicago.

  8. When you have one of the best D lines in football, even a scrub CB can look like a probowler. There is a beat at every D line position, so corners will only have to cover a very short time.

  9. Steelers just about led the league in sacks and pressures, so DBs didn’t have to cover long. They had to pay big bucks to guys like Haden & Nelson b/c this guy sucked so bad. Last name should be “Burned”.

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