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Charles Johnson | Defensive Lineman

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 285
College: Georgia
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Panthers LE Charles Johnson agreed to restructure his contract, creating $5.2 million in immediate salary space.
The Panthers converted $7.8 million of Johnson's $8.75 million base salary into a "signing" bonus that can be spread out over the final three years of the deal. GM Dave Gettleman has been in salary-cap hell in Carolina since taking over for Marty Hurney prior to the 2013 season. He now has some breathing room. Sep 8 - 10:33 AM

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Panthers DE Charles Johnson (illness) is active for Week 15 against the Jets.

Johnson was downgraded to questionable on Saturday due to flu-like symptoms, but is healthy enough to play and shouldn't be on any snap count. Inactive for the Panthers are RB Jonathan Stewart, CB Josh Norman, WR Tavarres King, LB Jordan Senn, WR Marvin McNutt, OL Travis Bond, and DE Wes Horton.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Panthers DE Charles Johnson (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Johnson was a late addition to the injury report with flu-like symptoms, putting his status for Sunday's game in question. He'll likely come down to a game-time decision and could see limited snaps against the Jets.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 01:38:00 PM

According to the Charlotte Observer, DE Charles Johnson (knee) will return for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Johnson hasn't played since mildly spraining his MCL in Week 11, wisely getting back near 100 percent in time for this NFC South showdown between the 9-3 Panthers and the 9-3 Saints. It's a big boost to an already dominant Panthers front seven. Johnson leads the team with 8.5 sacks and 34 quarterback hurries on the season.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Panthers LE Charles Johnson (knee) tweeted that he will be back for the Week 14 game against the Saints.

Johnson has been nursing his minor MCL sprain since Week 11, and has likely been targeting this NFC South showdown the entire time. If the Panthers are going to beat the Saints in the Superdome, they're going to need to put a ton of pressure on Drew Brees. Johnson leads the team with 8.5 sacks and 34 quarterback hurries. He's ProFootballFocus' No. 15 4-3 defensive end so far.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:26:00 AM

Panthers LE Charles Johnson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 13 versus Tampa Bay.

In place of Johnson last week, the Panthers turned to a rotation of Mario Addison and Frank Alexander. Addison got the start, but they were used in a committee. Battling an MCL sprain, Johnson should return by Week 14.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said LE Charles Johnson (knee) has a chance to play in Sunday's game against the Bucs.

Johnson sprained his MCL in Week 11 and missed the Week 12 win at Miami. "From what I hear he's been doing really well," Rivera said. "A lot of it will be how he handles the first day on the field – that'll be Wednesday. We'll see Thursday how he is. If he's really sore, it won't be as rosy an outlook as I'd hoped. But again, we are going to be smart." With backup Mario Addison playing well, the Panthers can likely handle the Bucs at home without their $76 million man. Consider Johnson very questionable.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 08:28:00 AM

Panthers declared LE Charles Johnson (knee) inactive for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Dolphins, as expected.

Johnson is week to week with the sprained MCL he sustained in the Monday night win over the Patriots. Mario Addison will start in his place, and the $76 million man can be considered questionable for Week 13. The Panthers will have Greg Hardy (knee) and Drayton Florence (groin). The rest of their inactives: WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, RB Kenjon Barner, G Chris Scott, TE Ben Hartsock and LB Chase Blackburn.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Profootballtalk reports Panthers LE Charles Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained right MCL, and is week to week.

Johnson briefly played through the injury in last night's win, but was greatly hobbled. The Panthers' leading pass rusher can be safely ruled out for Week 12, and considered questionable for Week 13. In the grand scheme of things, it's a crisis averted for the Panthers, as Johnson appeared to have suffered a serious injury after getting leg whipped by Marcus Cannon.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Panthers LE Charles Johnson is headed for a Tuesday MRI on his knee.

Johnson's injury originally looked bad as he got leg-whipped by Patriots tackle Marcus Cannon and had to be carted off. But Johnson, the Panthers' $76 million man, did get back on the field for the final series. That suggests this MRI is just precautionary. Johnson leads the Panthers with 8.5 sacks this season.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Panthers LE Charles Johnson exited Monday night's Week 11 game against the Patriots with a right knee injury.

Johnson beat RT Marcus Cannon early in the third quarter. Instead of letting Johnson get to Tom Brady, Cannon leg-whipped Johnson and hit him in the side of the right knee. Johnson's leg appeared to be planted in the ground at the time Cannon's leg hit him, forcing his knee to be jolted. Johnson couldn't put any weight on his leg as he headed to the sideline. He was later carted away.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 10:15:00 PM

Panthers RE Charles Johnson (groin) expects to be ready for Week 9.

"I feel like 100 percent I'm going to be on the field," Johnson said Monday. Coach Ron Rivera is "optimistic" about Johnson's odds of suiting up for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Johnson's status will be updated later this week.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 02:58:00 PM

The Charlotte Observer reports Panthers RE Charles Johnson's groin injury is not believed to be serious.

Johnson was injured in the second half of Thursday night's win over the Bucs, and did not return. An MRI on Friday came back negative, but his status for next week’s game against Atlanta remains up in the air.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 03:28:00 PM

Panthers RE Charles Johnson left Sunday's Week 11 game against the Bucs in the first quarter with a groin injury, but returned for the second half.

Johnson collided with fellow DE Greg Hardy in the backfield and helped off the field. It had the look of a head injury. Johnson, who came into this game with 8.5 sacks on the season, was taken to the locker room for evaluation. He apparently passed all his concussion tests.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 02:16:00 PM

Charles Johnson set a Panthers record with 3.5 sacks in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Falcons.

Johnson had been a non-factor with zero sacks and eight tackles in the first three weeks. On Sunday, he busted out with eight tackles and a pass deflection to go with his record-setting sacks. The Panthers' Swiss cheese secondary still gave up 369 yards and three touchdowns to Matt Ryan.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 08:12:00 AM

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TE1Greg Olsen
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3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano