Six down, one to go.
Steelers announce they've signed first-round pick Artie Burns.— Jason Mackey (@Mackey_PGH) June 8, 2016
What a feeling pic.twitter.com/2rZPP3VBhE— Burns Jr Artie (@_audi8) June 8, 2016
The signing means the team's top draft choice will be present at the remainder of the voluntary OTAs, mandatory minicamp, and most importantly, training camp.
With Burns now officially under contract with the black and gold, it leaves only third round draft pick Javon Hargrave from South Carolina State to ink his rookie deal to complete the team's rookie class signings.
Under the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) there is very little wiggle room between players, their agents and NFL teams. In fact, there is a specific price for each player based on which round they were selected. The only negotiations which really take place is the signing bonus a player may receive upon signing his contract.
The Steelers are in the midst of their OTAs, with minicamp right around the corner. All pales in comparison to training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA at the end of July.