Seahawks To Sign Artie Burns

Former Chicago cornerback Artie Burns is headed to Seattle. Burns has agreed to sign with the Seahawks on a one-year $2MM deal (Twitter link via Adam Schefter of 

[RELATED: Jets Sign Ex-Seahawks CB DJ Reed]

The Bears initially signed Burns in 2020, but the former Steelers first-round pick suffered a torn ACL that led to an IR placement last summer. After a couple more roster moves, he found his way into eleven regular season games last year, including six starts. He finished out 2021 with 23 tackles, one tackle for a loss, and six passes defensed.

The Seahawks have just lost cornerback D.J. Reed to the Jets, marking the second straight year that they’ve lost their No. 1 CB. Seattle did manage to re-sign Sidney Jones, but Jones and Burns won’t be enough to hold down the secondary. The cornerback position still figures to be a priority for the Seahawks over the next few waves of free agency as well as the April draft.

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