Panthers sign safety Juston Burris

Juston Burris

The Carolina Panthers on Friday officially signed safety Juston Burris to a two-year contract.

In 2019, Burris played in 14 games with nine starts for the Browns. He recorded career highs in tackles (30), interceptions (2), passes defensed (7) and sacks (1.0). Burris was also the team's 2019 Ed Block Courage Award recipient, an annual award that honors one player from each NFL team who shows courage on and off the field.

Burris is entering his fifth NFL season in 2020 after originally entering the NFL with the Jets in 2016 as a fourth-round pick out of N.C. State. Burris spent his first two seasons with the Jets before the Browns signed him off of New York's practice squad during the 2018 season. Burris also had a brief stint with the Raiders at the start of 2019.

Burris has played in 52 career games with 11 starts, totaling 58 tackles, 14 passes defensed, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack.

View photos of defensive back Juston Burris during his time in Cleveland and New York.

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