Steelers decline fifth-year option on CB Artie Burns

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 26: Artie Burns #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts at the conclusion of the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 win over the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field on November 26, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH– The Steelers have declined the team’s fifth-year option on a young defensive back.

The team as declined the option on CB Artie Burns.

Burns, 24, would’ve earned nearly $10 million in 2020 if the team had picked up the option.

Picked in the first round of the 2016 draft, Burns was expected to hold down a starting job for the team.

Instead, Burns had no interceptions for the first time in his career in 2018, and will be looking to rebound this season.

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