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Top Brian Burns News

  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Goose egg in finale

    Burns didn't make a tackle in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

    Burns played over 75 percent of Carolina's defensive snaps but was blanked in the tackle column. Although it was an anti-climactic end to his campaign, Burns nonetheless enjoyed another impressive season, finishing with 50 tackles, nine sacks and two fumbles forced while playing all 17 games. That production helped earn him his first Pro Bowl selection, and with 25.5 sacks over his first three years in the league, the 23-year-old could aim for a lucrative extension prior to 2022. Whether that transpires or not, Burns is an ascending talent and should be a key figure in the Panthers' defensive plans going forward.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Officially activated

    Burns (illness) was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    This news was already reported earlier in the day, but the team officially gave confirmation later. The Pro Bowl pass rusher is on pace to achieve career highs in both tackles and sacks in what has been a breakout 2021 campaign.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: On track to come off COVID list

    Burns (illness) is in line to come off the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport .

    Per the report, the same applies to linebacker Shaq Thompson, with transactions confirming these expected outcomes on track to arrive prior to Saturday's deadline for such moves.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Burns (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after testing positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Burns missing any time would be a huge blow to the Panthers' defense. The Pro Bowl defensive end has been a force with nine sacks and two forced fumbles on the season. With six days until their Week 17 contest with the Saints, Burns does have enough time to clear protocols and suit up.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Gets to quarterback

    Burns finished with two tackles and a sack in Sunday's 31-14 loss to the Bills.

    Burns has been on a tear lately, racking up six sacks over his last seven outings. His latest quarterback takedown matched his previous career high of nine in a season, so Burns will strive to set a new best by adding to his tally over Carolina's last three games.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Another sack Sunday

    Burns finished with six tackles (four solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Dolphins.

    Burns stripped opposing quarterback Tua Tagovailoa while making a sack on the opening drive of the game. Although the Panthers didn't recover, the play gave Burns his eighth sack of the campaign. Impressively, he's also managed at least a half sack in five straight games as Carolina now enters its bye week.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Continues recent streak

    Burns finished with two tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 27-21 loss to Washington.

    Burns has now registered at least a partial sack in four consecutive games. That streak has helped bring his season tally to seven in 11 appearances. In doing so, he's formed an awesome duo with Haason Reddick, who ranks third leaguewide in the category.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Available against Cardinals

    Burns (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Burns was a full participant during Friday's practice and will be able to suit up Week 10. He's totaled 19 tackles (12 solo), three sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense across the last four games.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Remains questionable

    Burns (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Burns progressed from a non-participant during Wednesday's practice to a full participant Friday, but he remains questionable for Sunday. If he is unable to suit up, then Marquis Haynes would likely handle an increased role.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Limited Thursday

    Burns (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice session, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Burns was held out of Wednesday's practice after he sustained an ankle injury Sunday against New England, but his return in a limited capacity Thursday is encouraging. Whether he's able to suit up in Sunday's Week 10 matchup against Arizona remains to be seen, but Marquis Haynes would likely handle an increased role if Burns is held out.

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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Iffy for Sunday

    Burns (ankle) may have to wait until Sunday before it's determined whether he can play, according to head coach Matt Rhule, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

    Burns left early Sunday against the Patriots and never returned. He also did not participate in practice Wednesday. If Burns were unable to suit up in Week 10 against Arizona it would leave a big hole in the Panthers' defensive line, which Marquis Haynes likely would be called upon to fill.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Age: 23
Class: Junior