Panthers-Saints inactive: Burns, Ioannidis sidelined



Carolina Panthers quarterback Brian Burns celebrates a sack of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022.

The Carolina Panthers will be without Pro Bowl quarterback Brian Burns (ankle) and defensive end Matt Ioannidis (back) on Sunday in their season finale against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome.

Ioannidis and Burns were listed as questionable for the weekend.

Marquis Haynes and rookie Amare Barno will fill in for Burns against Yetur Gross-Matas.

Panthers elevated defensive tackle Phil Hoskins off the practice squad on Saturday to fill out the defensive tackle depth chart with Ioannidis ailing. In that position, Hoskins will be partnered with Derrick Brown, Brevion Roy, Marquan McCall and Henry Anderson.

Along with promoting Hoskins from the practice squad, the Panthers also picked up cornerback Josh Norman. The team also promoted Preston Williams and center Sam Tecklenburg to the 53-man roster.

Running back D’Onta Foreman (knee) will play despite being listed as questionable on Friday.

The Saints will be without cornerback Paulson Adebo (hamstring) and guard Andrus Peet (ankle) on Sunday. They were excluded on Friday.

Below are the complete inactive lists for both teams:


DT Matthew Ioannidis (back)

DE Brian Burns (ankle)

WR Rashard Higgins jr

With Justin Barris

LB Chandler Wooten

OT Larnell Coleman

C Sam Tecklenburg


CB Paulson Adebo (hamstring)

G Andrus Turf (ankle)

RT Ryan Ramczyk (hip)

S Marcus Maye (shoulder)

DB Justin Evans (shoulder)

TE JP Holtz

WR Kirk Merritt

Mike Kaye covers the Carolina Panthers for The Charlotte Observer. Kay previously covered the entire NFL for the Pro Football Network, the Philadelphia Eagles for NJ Advance Media and the Jacksonville Jaguars for First Coast News. He is a graduate of the University of North Florida.

Panthers-Saints inactive: Burns, Ioannidis sidelined

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