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Pittsburgh Steelers sign first round pick Artie Burns to rookie contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed their 6th draft choice of the 2016 NFL Draft class to his rookie contract. The signee? First round pick Artie Burns.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Six down, one to go.

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed another draft pick from their 2016 NFL Draft class, and that player was none other than first round pick Artie Burns.

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.