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Report: Panthers’ Brian Burns, Shaq Thompson to play vs. Saints

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Dec 19, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson (7) gestures to the crowd prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 19, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson (7) gestures to the crowd prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns and linebacker Shaq Thompson have cleared COVID-19 protocol and are expected to play against the host New Orleans Saints, NFL Network reported Saturday.

They were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Burns, 23, has recorded 48 tackles, nine sacks and two forced fumbles in 15 games this season. He also was voted to his first Pro Bowl.

Thompson, 27, has 91 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks in 12 games this season.

The Panthers (5-10) will look to snap a five-game losing skid on Sunday when they meet the Saints (7-8).

–Field Level Media