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.