Week 16 Final Injury Report: Brian Burns questionable 


CHARLOTTE – Defensive end Brian Burns is listed as questionable for Sunday's trip to Washington, giving him a slightly better chance to play than the two Panthers who are doubtful.

That's the designation for running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) and left tackle Russell Okung (calf). Cornerback Troy Pride Jr. was originally listed as doubtful, but downgraded to out on Saturday after it was announced that he wouldn't travel to Washington.

For McCaffrey, it would be his 12th missed game this season. Okung has been limited to seven games, while Pride has appeared in every game as a rookie.

Burns has played in all 30 games since the Panthers made him a first-round draft pick in 2019. He has a team-high 8.0 sacks this season and is the only Panther with at least 5.0 sacks. Washington has four players with at least that many (Montez Sweat - 7.0, Ryan Kerrigan - 5.5, Chase Young - 5.5, Tim Settle - 5.0).

Despite the questionable designation, head coach Matt Rhule said earlier this week that Burns "is more than likely out."

You can check out the entire injury report by clicking here or looking below:

Carolina Panthers
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
Posted 7.5 sacks in rookie season in Carolina in 2019, fourth-most among all NFL rookies.
Brian Burns
Knee Questionable
Christian McCaffrey led the NFL with 2,392 scrimmage yards in 2019, third-most by any player in NFL history. He became the third player in NFL history to tally over 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in one season.
Christian McCaffrey
Thigh Doubtful
Russell Okung, a two-time Pro Bowler, was acquired from the Chargers in a trade in the spring of 2020.
Russell Okung
Calf Doubtful
Pride was drafted in the fourth round by Carolina out of Notre Dame. He totaled 121 tackles, four interceptions and 18 pass breakups in four seasons. Pride was a sprinter on the Irish track team and ran a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, fifth-fastest among 2020 secondary players.
Troy Pride Jr.
Hip Out
Played two games with Atlanta in 2019 before signing with Carolina in the 2020 preseason.
Austin Larkin
Shoulder Questionable
Carolina selected Bravvion Roy in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. A former defensive tackle under Matt Rhule at Baylor, Roy was first team All-Big 12 in 2019, tallying 5.5 sacks and 13.0 tackles for loss.
Bravvion Roy
Knee Questionable
Adarius Taylor, a former Panther, signed as a free agent with Carolina in July 2020.
Adarius Taylor
Ankle Questionable

Carolina is 6-9 against Washington all-time.

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