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Carolina Panthers

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Player Updates

October 16, 2020 01:52 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Coach says he'll play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Rhule said Friday that Burns (concussion) will play Sunday against the Bears, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Burns has evidently cleared the concussion protocol and should be out there come Sunday. He'll be looking to build on his season totals of 17 tackles and two sacks against Chicago.

October 15, 2020 07:00 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Upgrades to limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Burns is making tangible progress through the league's five-step concussion protocol, but he'll need to gain full clearance before retaking the field. Marquis Haynes and Stephen Weatherly would stand to handle increased defensive snaps if Burns isn't ready for Sunday's game against the Bears.

October 14, 2020 02:36 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Not practicing to start week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 11, 2020 02:52 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Out with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2020 12:56 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Gets first sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns posted three tackles (two solo), a sack and forced a fumble in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Chargers.

Burns stripped opposing quarterback Justin Herbert while taking him down in the first quarter, setting up a Panthers field goal early on. The second-year pro also defended a pass to start the second half, making a sizeable overall impact as Carolina clinched its first victory of the campaign.

September 22, 2020 11:40 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Makes four stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns finished with four tackles, including two for loss, in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Burns is yet to record a sack through two games, but the Panthers have been blanked as a team, making his two stops for loss Sunday a welcomed form of backfield disruption. He'll aim to fuel more impactful contributions in Week 3 versus the Chargers.

August 6, 2020 11:36 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Ready for 4-3 scheme
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns doesn't expect to have any trouble transitioning from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 scheme, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

The 2019 first-round pick had 16 QB hits, 7.5 sacks and five tackles for loss as a rookie, despite playing through a wrist injury -- one that required two minor procedures mid-season -- for the final 12 games of the year. Burns was one of the few bright spots for a dreadful Carolina defense, splitting time between a two-point stance and three-point stance while playing 43.3 percent of defensive snaps. He's on the small side for a defensive end at 250-255 pounds, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem if the Panthers are okay with sacrificing some run defense for pass rushing. The team still appears weak on defense, but there's at least some potential for other players to take blocking attention away from Burns, with rookie first-round pick Derrick Brown joining Kawann Short at defensive tackle. Burns declined to elaborate on specific personal goals for 2020, but he made it pretty clear he's expecting a breakout season.

January 7, 2020 09:32 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Promising rookie campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns finished the 2019 season with 25 tackles (19 solo), 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble return for a touchdown in 16 games played.

Burns, the 16th overall pick in last year's draft, excelled out of the blocks, racking up 4.5 sacks through his first six games. However, after undergoing a minor wrist procedure during Carolina's Week 7 bye, he returned to post merely one sack over his next eight outings. The speedster was partially inhibited by the club he sported on his hand following his procedure, but Burns also lost some snaps to more stout run defenders. As he enters his first NFL offseason, the 21-year-old will likely aim to put on some weight without sacrificing his explosiveness in hopes of becoming a more well-rounded player.

December 13, 2019 04:24 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Set for sizable workload
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Interim coach Perry Fewell said Friday that Burns will handle a similar amount of snaps against the Seahawks on Sunday as he did Week 14, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Burns played 34 snaps on defense (47 percent) during Week 14's loss to the Falcons, in which he notched two tackles (one solo). The rookie first-round pick could be in line for further opportunity with Mario Addison (chest) listed as questionable for Week 15, though the veteran linebacker is trending toward suiting up, according to Person. Until Burns secures a larger role in Carolina's defense, he won't warrant consideration in IDP formats.

November 26, 2019 09:36 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Undergoes minor procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns underwent a minor procedure to remove pins from his hand Monday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Burns, who recently had to play with a club on his hand, also affirmed that he feels back to full health. The rookie first-round pick has seen a decrease in playing time in recent weeks, having taken the field for just 33 percent of snaps during Sunday's loss to the Saints. Now back to full health, Burns could be in line for an expanded role.

November 3, 2019 01:48 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Set for increased role Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns should see increased playing time Sunday against the Titans with Mario Addison (personal) ruled out, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Burns was limited to a season-low 22 defensive snaps in last Sunday's loss to the 49ers, in part due to the obtrusive club he sported following wrist surgery. The rookie first-round pick is ready to go for Week 9 with a smaller cast that should provide more flexibility for his hand.

October 25, 2019 02:16 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Ready to take on Niners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (wrist) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the 49ers, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Burns will avoid missing the first game of his career despite undergoing surgery during the Panthers' bye week. The rookie first-round pick has fallen below a 50-percent snap share over the last two outings, but he still managed a sack in each contest. Burns will continue his Defensive Rookie of the Year bid against the Niners, although it'll be tough since Jimmy Garoppolo has been sacked just eight times in six games.

October 24, 2019 02:00 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (wrist) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Steve Reed of the Associated Press report.

Burns was held out of Wednesday's practice, so Thursday's limited session is a step in the right direction. The rookie first-round pick previously said he is "definitely playing" against the 49ers on Sunday, according to Joe Person of The Athletic, so the Panthers simply appear to be taking a cautious approach to his recovery. The extent of Burns' participation Friday will be worth monitoring.

October 23, 2019 10:16 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Can't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (wrist) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Burns is rehabbing from wrist surgery and previously said he would "definitely play" against the 49ers on Sunday. The rookie first-round pick was able to work out on the side, according to Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer, but it wasn't enough to be listed beyond a DNP. He still has two practices to get onto the field, otherwise he'll miss the first game of his career. Burns has been excellent as a rookie with 4.5 sacks over his last five contests.

October 21, 2019 04:40 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Expects to play despite surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns said he is "definitely playing" Sunday against the 49ers after undergoing minor surgery on his right wrist during the bye week, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Burns saw less than 50 percent of defensive snaps during each of the two games prior to the Panthers' Week 6 bye, but it's unclear if the wrist injury was the cause of the downtick in playing time. It certainly wasn't due to his performance, as the 2019 first-round pick has at least a partial sack in five straight games (4.5 total) after failing to record one in the season opener. Burns' status should receive additional clarity once Carolina returns to practice Wednesday.

October 14, 2019 07:56 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Notches another sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns registered a sack in Sunday's 37-26 win over the Buccaneers.

Burns has immediately emerged as a standout pass rusher for the Panthers, as he's now helped take down the opposing quarterback in five straight games. The rookie first-rounder will now embark on his first bye week, but he will be eager to get back to his disruptive ways when Carolina takes the field in Week 8 in San Francisco.

October 8, 2019 03:52 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Scores touchdown in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns finished with three tackles (two solo), a sack, a forced fumble and a 56-yard fumble return for a touchdown in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Jaguars.

Burns overcame his wrist issue to suit up Sunday, paving the way for a huge performance. Not only did he scoop up a fumble and run it back during the first half, but he then got himself a strip-sack late in the fourth quarter to help Carolina clinch a third straight victory. Fresh off being named Defensive Rookie of the Month, Burns turned in his best effort yet. In Week 6, he'll face a Buccaneers team against which he posted a sack back in Week 2.

October 6, 2019 11:56 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Suiting up against Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (wrist) is active Sunday against the Jaguars, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Burns has provided modest tackle totals through the first four weeks of the season and has recorded at least a partial sack in three of four games. He'll be in line to resume his regular role providing outside linebacker depth in Week 5.

October 6, 2019 10:04 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Expects to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (wrist) is expected to play in Sunday's game against Jacksonville, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Burns is listed as questionable for Sunday after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday with his wrist injury. He was a full participant in Friday's session, however, and it would be a surprise for him to be limited or held out against the Jaguars.

October 4, 2019 04:12 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Questionable for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Burns didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but was a full participant in Friday's drills. According to Joe Person of The Athletic, coach Ron Rivera is optimistic about Burns playing Sunday, which is supported by the fact that he played through this injury last week.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs LVL 30-3431400000
Sun 09/20@ TBL 17-3140400000
Sun 09/27@ LACW 21-1621310110
Sun 10/04vs ARIW 31-2111200000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020CAR6620146200001
2019CAR165251967.500010
Total221145 33.012 9.500-12711
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/250
Birthdate:
4/23/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
School:
Florida State
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: