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Brian Burns



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173 FPTS

RANK: 75





25 yrs


6'5'' / 250 lbs


Florida State


Appears to be practicing

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-06

Burns (personal) went to practice with his teammates in full pads Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game at Atlanta, David Newton of reports.

Burns had been holding himself out of practice, apparently angling for leverage in negotiations for a new contract, but it now looks like he'll be returning. Whether this is because he and the team worked out a deal or because he had some change of heart is still unclear at this point.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

1 CLE Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -2.041.5653500%000000undefinedundefined
3 NO Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 2.540.5560000%001000undefinedundefined
5 SF Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 5.539.5601110%101100undefinedundefined
6 @LA Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 9.541.5512100%000000undefinedundefined
7 TB Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 13.040.564232100%001100undefinedundefined
8 @ATL Dome undefined° undefined NaNth 4.041.565430100%002000undefinedundefined
11 @BAL Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 12.541.56832250%001100undefinedundefined
12 DEN Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 1.535.5551210%103200undefinedundefined
15 PIT Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -3.037.5581210%000000undefinedundefined
17 @TB Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 3.539.5641210%001000undefinedundefined

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Home Outdoor 24 24undefinedNaNth1,30642501979%603314.500undefinedundefined
Away Outdoor 15 14undefinedNaNth80012331879%202012.500undefinedundefined
Away Dome 3 2undefinedNaNth153850100%103100undefinedundefined
Away Retractable Dome 6 6undefinedNaNth2699121100%2052.500undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

2019 21 CAR 16 5 78 310th4726175100%00167.51011
2020 22 CAR 15 14 150 83rd7492335894%402190030
2021 23 CAR 17 16 147 117th832193113100%401890020
2022 24 CAR 16 16 173 75th94729341750%302212.50010

No injury, but not participating

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-04

Burns is not practicing Monday for personal reasons, David Newton of reports.

Burns' decision to sit out practices appears to be contract related, though coach Frank Reich said he isn't sure whether the standout pass rusher intends to hold out until he has a new deal, per Steve Reed of the Associated Press. With Marquis Haynes (back) having landed on IR, the Panthers defensive front could be significantly depleted during Sunday's regular-season opener in Atlanta if Burns isn't back on the field by then.

Good to go for training camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-26

Burns (ankle) practiced on the first day of training camp Wednesday, Alex Zietlow of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Burns was limited to drills during June minicamp, but he showed that he's healthy by participating in practice as the Panthers kicked off training camp. The productive pass rusher isn't letting ongoing extension talks distract him, but Burns is still hoping to land a multi-year deal with the Panthers rather than play out 2023 on his fifth-year option after racking up 38 sacks over his first four seasons.

On track for training camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-23

Burns (ankle) didn't practice at June minicamp but was on the field helping teammates with drills, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Burns was moving around comfortably without a limp and should be back at full strength for the start of training camp in late July. He had surgery in mid-April to repair a small fracture in his right ankle, after missing Week 18 last season due to discomfort in the area. Burns is scheduled to play out 2023 under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract, though he may sign an extension before Week 1 and become one of the best-paid non-QBs in the league. The 25-year-old has tallied at least 7.5 sacks and 16 QB hits in each of his four pro seasons, including career highs of 12.5 and 22, respectively, last year.

Not participating in OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-23

Burns (ankle) was present Tuesday but didn't participate in the first day of Carolina's OTAs, Mike Kaye of the Charlotte Observer reports.

This isn't surprising, as Burns underwent surgery in mid-April to repair a small fracture in his right ankle. The 2019 first-round pick sat out Week 18 last season with what was labeled as a sprained ankle, but he was able to participate in the Pro Bowl Games a few weeks later. Burns then reported discomfort at the start of Carolina's offseason program and underwent further testing which revealed the fracture. It's unclear how much offseason work he'll miss, but as yet the Panthers don't seem concerned about his Week 1 availability.

Has ankle surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-24

Burns underwent surgery to repair a small fracture in his right ankle last Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Burns sat out Week 18 of last season with what was called a sprained ankle at the time. While he was able to participate in the Pro Bowl Games in early February, he reported discomfort in his ankle in the early stages of the offseason program. After undergoing tests, the fracture was revealed, and a procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson. Burns is coming off three straight campaigns with at least nine sacks, including 12.5 in 16 contests in 2022.

Inactive against Saints

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Burns (ankle) is inactive Sunday versus the Saints.

After logging a full practice Thursday, Burns didn't participate at Friday's practice session and will sit out the season finale. Marquis Haynes Sr. and Bravvion Roy are expected to start on the defensive line as a result.

Game-time decision Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-06

Burns (ankle) is listed as questionable to play Sunday versus the Saints and is expected to be a game-time decision, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

After logging a full practice Thursday, Burns didn't participate at Friday's practice session, placing some uncertainty on his status to play Sunday. If Burns can't go, Marquis Haynes could draw a start on the defensive line in the season finale.

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