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Carolina Panthers sign safety Juston Burris to two-year contract, per report

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The Panthers fill a need at safety with a moderately cheap two-year deal.

The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent safety Juston Burris to a two-year, $8 million deal, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Burris was drafted in the fourth round (No. 118 overall) by the New York Jets in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has also spent time with the Cleveland Browns and was with the Las Vegas Raiders for six days (back when they were the Oakland Raiders). Burris has accumulated 71 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one sack, 14 pass deflections and four interceptions in his career.

This signing most likely means the Panthers won’t bring veteran safety Tre Boston back, and with the recent release of Colin Jones, Burris fills an immediate need on the roster. I don’t know enough of the team’s plans at the moment to speculate on the role Burris will fill within the depth chart, but my current guess is that he’ll probably play mostly on special teams and fill the Colin Jones role on the team. Or he could start... I have no idea right now.

Stay tuned as we’ll have any further news on free agent signings as they are available.