Schedule

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vs 17
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vs 2
vs 26
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vs 14
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@ 27
vs 8
@ 30
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BYE
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vs 28
vs 23
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Fantasy News

  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Brief appearance Saturday

    Burns played three defensive snaps in Saturday's 23-21 preseason win over the Commanders. Burns got his feet wet with a brief cameo to kick off the preseason. Coming off back-to-back nine-sack campaigns, Burns will likely ramp up his activity level prior to Week 1.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Expected to be at minicamp

    Burns hasn't been in attendance during Carolina's OTA sessions, but he's expected to be present for minicamp, Joe Person of The Athletic repots. The Panthers recently exercised the fifth-year option on Burns' rookie contract and are expected to negotiate a possible extension with the pass rusher during the season. The No. 16 overall pick in 2019 has 25.5 sacks and six forced fumbles through his first three seasons in the NFL.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Will stick in Carolina through 2023

    Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer said Friday that the Panthers will pick up the fifth-year option on Burns' rookie contract, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Fitterer added that Burns is the kind of player -- like DJ Moore and Donte Jackson -- that the Panthers want to build around, and by locking him down through the 2022-23 campaign, that's exactly what they plan to do. This move is a no-brainer, as the 2019 No. 16 overall pick has 25.5 sacks and six forced fumbles through his first three seasons in the NFL.
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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: 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: 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: Dealing with ankle issue

    Burns is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Patriots after suffering an ankle injury, Schuyler Callihan of SI.com reports. Burns had battled the injury throughout the game but still managed to record five total tackles with a sack. However, the primary question will now be whether Burns will be able to take the field for a Week 10 matchup against the Cardinals.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Ready to return

    Burns has recovered from his shoulder injury, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports. Burns will return to his pass-rushing role on the Panthers' defensive line in 2021 after suffering a shoulder injury at the end of his 2020 campaign. The 22-year-old ended his season with 58 tackles (35 solo), nine sacks, four passes defended and three forced fumbles. With Burns now healthy and Haason Reddick rushing opposite of him, the team's D-line is looking promising for the season ahead.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Unlikely to suit up Sunday

    According to Panthers coach Matt Rhule, Burns (shoulder) is considered "very doubtful" to play in Sunday's game against the Saints, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Burns is most likely going to miss the Panthers' season finale, so he'll end his sophomore campaign with 58 tackles (35 solo), nine sacks, four passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Marquis Haynes and Yetur Gross-Matos could see additional work at defensive end during Burns' Week 17 absence.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Misses practice

    Burns (shoulder) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice. Burns picked up a stinger in Sunday's victory over Washington. He sounded optimistic following the game about his chances to play in Week 17 following the game, so his absence Wednesday could be the team erring on the side of caution. Still, his status will need to be monitored going forward. Marquis Haynes would presumably be in line for a bigger role should he ultimately have to sit out.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Suffers stinger in win

    Burns (shoulder) said he picked up a stinger during Sunday's 20-13 win over Washington, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports. Burns said he expects to "be alright moving forward," so it doesn't seem like the 2019 first-round pick's status for Week 17 is in any danger. He had two solo tackles, one pass defensed and a sack versus Washington, continuing his strong close to the campaign.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Active Week 16

    Burns (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports. The coaching staff indicated earlier in the week Burns wouldn't play this weekend, but he received the questionable tag and is now suiting up Sunday. The 22-year-old could still be limited and won't start, with Marquis Haynes entering the lineup.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Likely to miss Week 16

    Burns (knee) didn't practice Wednesday and coach Matt Rhule described him as "more than likely out" for Sunday's game in Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports. Rhule stopped short of ruling Burns out, but the 2019 first-round pick can be considered doubtful for Sunday's game after hurting his MCL in last week's loss to the Packers. Burns' absence would deal a major blow to Carolina's defense considering he leads the team with eight sacks.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Notches six stops

    Burns finished with six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 32-27 loss to the Broncos. Burns matched his season high in stops and has now made at least five tackles in three straight outings. That production has brought Burns' tally up to 52 tackles through 13 games, comfortably surpassing his 25 as a rookie. Burns also boasts six sacks with three games remaining this season.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Notches two sacks

    Burns finished with five tackles, including two sacks, in Sunday's 20-0 win over the Lions. Burns was a monster Sunday, as he hit opposing quarterback Matthew Stafford four total times and also defended a pass. Through 11 games, the second-year pro now boasts 41 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles, emerging as Carolina's most dynamic pass rusher.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Not practicing to start week

    Burns (concussion) isn't practicing Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Burns suffered the concussion in last week's win over the Falcons, and he'll need to clear concussion protocol to have a chance of suiting up Sunday against the Bears. The defensive end will hope to return to practice and build on a solid start to the season that has included two sacks and 17 tackles through five weeks.
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  • Panthers' Brian Burns: Out with concussion

    Burns won't return to Sunday's game against the Falcons after suffering a concussion, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports. Burns had five tackles and one sack before being forced from the contest due to the concussion. He'll need to fully clear the concussion protocol before returning to game action. Marquis Haynes and Stephen Weatherly should see increased work during his absence.
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