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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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