We have signed WR Rodney Adams and placed CB Artie Burns on IR.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 20, 2020
Burns tore his ACL in practice this week and will have surgery as he tries to come back for 2021. He had just signed with Chicago as a free agent from the Steelers this year.
Burns, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2016. He finished the final year of his four-year, $9.59 million rookie contract and was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
Pittsburgh elected to decline Burns’ fifth-year option for 2020 last year and he later signed a one-year contract with the Bears this past March.
In 2019, Burns appeared in 10 games and recorded eight total tackles and no other statistics.