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Steelers Sign First-Round Pick CB Artie Burns

Judging by a Wednesday afternoon Twitter post, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns has now signed his rookie contract.

Burns, who was drafted 25th overall by the Steelers in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Miami, entered Wednesday as one of two draft picks that had yet to sign their rookie deals.

Being as Burns was drafted in the first round, his four-year contract will include a fifth-year option that the Steelers can pick up prior to the start of his fourth year.

Burns’ four-year contract is expected to total out at around $9.59 million and include a signing bonus in the neighborhood of $5.175 million. At Miami, Burns started 23 and recorded 93 tackles and seven interceptions over a span of three seasons. He was the first cornerback drafted by the Steelers in the first round since 1997.

With Burns now under contract, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, the team’s third-round draft pick, is the only player who remains unsigned.

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