Panthers Activate S Juston Burris, Promote RB Rodney Smith


According to Joseph Person, the Panthers officially activated S Juston Burris from the injured reserve on Saturday and promoted RB Rodney Smith from their practice squad. 

Carolina also re-signed K Taylor Bertolet to their practice squad. 

The Panthers designated Burris to return from the injured reserve earlier this week. (NFLTR)

Burris, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Jets back in 2016 out of NC State. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2.89 million contract when the Jets waived in 2018. 

The Jets re-signed Burris to their practice squad after he cleared waivers but eventually joined the Browns not long after. Cleveland elected to re-sign him to a one-year, $645,000 deal last year. 

From there, Burris signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Panthers this past March. 

In 2020, Burris has appeared in six games for the Panthers and recorded 24 tackles, one interception and two passes defended.

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