The Chicago Bears brought back a vital veteran in the optional with the signing of cornerback Artie Burns to a one-year agreement.
Burns joined the Bears last offseason, inking a one-year deal to go after the beginning cornerback spot inverse Kyle Fuller. Burns was drafted in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In four years with Pittsburgh, Burns showed up in 58 games, including 32 beginnings, where he recorded 149 tackles, four interceptions and 27 pass breakups.
With Fuller’s release recently, just as Buster Skrine being cut, cornerback depth has been a worry. Burns carries some veteran initiative to a moderately youthful cornerbacks room, which features Jaylon Johnson, Kindle Vildor and Duke Shelley.
Burns was on target to acquire the beginning cornerback spot opposite Fuller last training camp prior to suffering a torn ACL. The expectation is that he can bounce back in 2021, which will not be simple returning from that injury.
A week ago, Chicago signed veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant to probably possess the opportunity at cornerback opposite Johnson. Burns bring truly necessary depth and possibly competition to the cornerback spot.