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Carolina Panthers

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Player Updates

March 26, 2021 03:48 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 4, 2021 09:40 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Not playing Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Burns was never expected to suit up for Carolina's regular-season finale, so to see him officially ruled out doesn't come as much of a surprise. The second-year pro's 2020 campaign comes to an end with 58 tackles (35 solo), nine sacks, four passes defensed and three forced fumbles through 15 contests, showing great improvement through heightened consistency compared to his rookie year. At 22 years old, Burns represents a key building block as the Panthers aim to get back to one of the league's better defensive units in the near future.

January 1, 2021 08:48 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Unlikely to suit up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 31, 2020 03:12 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Another absence from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, David Newton of ESPN reports.

Burns has now missed back-to-back practices due to a stinger, so it looks like he's trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against the Saints. Marquis Haynes will likely handle an expanded role on defense if Burns indeed sits out.

December 30, 2020 06:24 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Misses practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 28, 2020 06:36 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Suffers stinger in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 27, 2020 04:04 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Active Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 25, 2020 02:00 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (knee - MCL) is officially tagged as questionable for Sunday's matchup against Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

The questionable tag is somewhat surprising given that coach Matt Rhule and defensive coordinator Phil Snow have both made comments leading up to Friday suggesting that Burns won't take the field. The defensive end did not practice at all this week, so he appears to be more likely to sit out than to play.

December 24, 2020 02:08 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (knee) will miss Sunday's matchup against Washington, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

This news has been expected most of the week and was confirmed by defensive coordinator Phil Snow on Thursday. Burns suffered the MCL injury last Saturday against the Packers and should be considered questionable for the Panthers' final game of the season, which will be against New Orleans on Jan. 3.

December 23, 2020 02:56 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Likely to miss Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2020 12:20 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Dealing with MCL injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Rhule said Sunday that Burns suffered an MCL injury during Saturday's 24-16 loss to the Packers, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Rhule described the injury as a tweak, but he added that Burns would undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the nature of his injury. Burns' status is in question for next week's matchup against Washington. If he sits out, it would be a major loss for the Panthers' pass rush, as Burns leads the team with eight sacks this year.

December 20, 2020 11:08 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Downplays injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns suffered a knee injury during Saturday's loss to the Packers, but he said after the game he should "be fine," Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

The 22-year-old was essentially able to play the entire contest, as he suffered the injury during his third-down sack of Aaron Rodgers on Green Bay's final offensive play before the kneel down. Burns had four total tackles and two sacks as the Panthers performed well against the Packers' offensive line.

December 14, 2020 10:16 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Notches six stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 24, 2020 12:24 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Notches two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 13, 2020 03:36 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns (groin) was a full participant in Friday's practice and does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Burns popped up on the injury report as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, but he already appears back to full health. The standout second-year defensive end will seek to pressure Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on Sunday while searching for his fifth sack of the season.

November 12, 2020 08:48 PM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Pops up on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

It's unclear how Burns suffered the injury, but it's serious enough to force him to miss some practice time. The 2019 first-round pick has had a nice start to his 2020 campaign, racking up 33 tackles (21 solo), four sacks and three forced fumbles through nine games. The Panthers' defensive end depth chart is a bit banged up at the moment, with Burns, Stephen Weatherly (finger) and Marquis Haynes (shoulder) all dealing with injury.

October 26, 2020 09:52 AM
Panthers' Brian Burns: Stellar versus Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burns registered seven tackles (one solo) and a strip sack in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Saints.

Burns got to Drew Brees during the second quarter, forcing a fumble in Carolina territory. The second-year pro also defended a pass while putting together a season high in tackles Sunday, marking a strong all-around performance. Through seven games, Burns now boasts 27 tackles, three sacks and three forced fumbles, giving him great momentum ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Falcons.

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.

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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
Sun 10/11@ ATLW 23-1631410010
Sun 10/18vs CHIL 16-2312300000
Sun 10/25@ NOL 24-2715610110
Thu 10/29vs ATLL 17-2541500000
Sun 11/08@ KCL 31-3320210000
Sun 11/15vs TBL 23-4612300000
Sun 11/22vs DETW 20-023520100
Sun 11/29@ MINL 27-2823500000
Sun 12/13vs DENL 27-3233600000
Sat 12/19@ GBL 16-2440420000
Sun 12/27@ WASW 20-1320210100
Sun 01/03@ CARL 33-700000000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021CAR00000000000
2020CAR1514583523900004
2019CAR165251967.500010
Total311983 54.029 16.500-14
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/250
Birthdate:
04/23/1998
Age:
23
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
School:
Florida State
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: