What happened to Brian Burns??

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Haven't heard any damned thing. He was in contention for rookie defensive player of the year early on. Not sure what happened there. Can't even find any IDP experts talking about it. Just got usurped for playing time or did he get himself doghoused?

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Oh, missed that he got hurt. The way he did it maybe got himself more heat from the coach.

From Pantherswire:
However, things have been slowing down for Burns the last month or so of the season. Starting in Week 4 when Bruce Irvin made his debut in the lineup, Burns saw his playing time begin to dwindle. After playing 44, 39 and 56 snaps from Weeks 1-3, he saw his defensive snap count drop to just 38 against the Texans.

Burns compounded the issue in that game by slamming his fist into the field after a partially blocked punt (he was frustrated he didn’t block it out right). He has since undergone surgery and hasn’t made as much of an impact while wearing protection on his wrist.


I kind of didn't mind the notion of Irvin coming back if they could both stack on one side. Guess that was never in the plans. Any insights Carolinians?
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