Panthers and Brian Burns Halt Contract Negotiations Ahead of 2024 Free Agency

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It has been communicated to linebacker Brian Burns by the Carolina Panthers that the team will not proceed with contract negotiations prior to the next free agency period. 

As of the 13 of March, Burns, who was taken sixteenth overall in the 2019 draft, will be free to sign with any team without any limitations because his rookie contract will have ended by that point.

The Panthers have contemplated the use of a franchise tag or the execution of a tag-and-trade, but they have decided not to proceed with negotiations on a long-term deal. 

Burns, who is 25 years old and originates from Florida State, recorded 50 tackles, eight sacks, and forced a fumble during the previous season. 

He earned all of these achievements while playing for Florida State. A total of 151 tackles, 59 tackles for loss, and eight forced fumbles have been accumulated by him throughout the course of his five-year career. In addition to that, he has a total of eight forced fumbles.

Panthers Mull Franchise Tag for Burns

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It has been communicated to linebacker Brian Burns by the Carolina Panthers that the team will not proceed with contract negotiations prior to the next free agency period.

While attending the NFL combine, the general manager of the Carolina Panthers, Dan Morgan, stated that the Panthers had contemplated the possibility of applying a franchise tag on Burns. There is a deadline for the Panthers to tag Burns, which is Tuesday at four o’clock Eastern Time. A franchise tag on Burns would cost Carolina $22.8 million in 2024. 

It was reported that Burns was aiming for a deal that would be worth around $30 million during the previous year; instead, the Panthers signed him to a contract that would pay him $27 million annually for a period of five years.

It is possible that Burns will have a great lot of options available to him in free agency if Carolina chooses not to use its franchise tag. This is something that is a possibility.

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