4 Panthers players who’ve improved since the bye week
By Dean Jones
Juston Burris – Carolina Panthers S
Juston Burris is another player who’s gone through his fair share of inconsistencies this season. The free-agent signing has had some good moments, of that there is little doubt. But the fact remains that the Carolina Panthers might look in a different direction at the end of the campaign.
That being said, Burris deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the way he’s picked things up after the bye. Carolina’s defense overall has been red-hot in recent weeks and this has a lot to do with the way things have been shored up on the backend.
Burris has one year remaining on his deal after this one. Releasing the veteran this offseason would save the Panthers just under $3 million in salary-cap space, but with his partnership alongside Tre Boston blossoming at just the right time, it might be worth the organization keeping him around to see if this can get even better in 2021.
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This is just one of many big calls that need to be made in the coming months. The arrival of a new general manager will bring another set of ideas into the franchise and even though Burris has done well, he will be nervously looking over his shoulder when it’s time to decide which veteran players won’t be part of Carolina’s plans next year.