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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Burns (wrist) did not practice Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Burns managed to play through his injury during Week 4's win over the Texans, though he saw a notable decrease in both defensive snaps and production. The rookie first-round pick is likely to play with a club on his hand versus the Jaguars on Sunday, according to Joe Person of The Athletic, but his limitations make him a risky IDP start.
Burns (wrist) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Burns played through this injury during this past Sunday's win over the Texans, but his snap count was capped at a season-low 38 of a possible 69 defensive snaps (55 percent). He made use of the limited action with two tackles (one solo) and a half-sack. Since Burns was already able to tough it out once, he should be able to gear up Week 5 versus the Jaguars, barring a setback.
Burns recorded a pair of tackles and a half-sack Sunday but played just 38 snaps on defense, a season-low figure.
The dip in usage likely came as a result of a wrist injury suffered by Burns during Sunday's win. He wound up returning to the game but was clearly not 100 percent. The 16th overall selection from this past year's draft is poised to be a key cog in Carolina's defensive machine, but to do so. Burns must stay on the field and off the injury report. Even though he managed to finish Sunday's contest, Burns' status will be something to monitor this coming week.
Burns (wrist) returned to Sunday's game versus the Texans, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
Burns wasn't out long after being checked out for a wrist injury. The rookie first-round pick will continue having a large workload in the Panthers' front seven.
Burns (wrist) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Texans, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
It's unclear how Burns suffered the injury, but it's serious enough to force him to miss time. As long as the 2019 first-round pick is sidelined, Marquis Haynes could be in line to see an increase in snaps.
Burns made four solo tackles and one sack in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Cardinals.
Burns played 75 percent of Carolina's defensive snaps, trailing only Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson among the team's linebackers. Doing so enabled the rookie first-rounder to log his second sack in as many games, continuing to impress following a four-sack preseason.
Burns had three tackles (two solo) and one sack in Thursday's loss to the Buccaneers.
The rookie first-round pick recorded the first sack of his career Thursday as he brought down Jameis Winston during the second quarter to force a fourth down. Burns received the start and played 43 of 65 defensive snaps with Bruce Irvin (hamstring) once again sidelined.
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