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Charles Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Grand Valley State
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Browns WR Charles Johnson (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp.
Johnson was signed off the Packers' practice squad in October. When given his physical, the Browns discovered he had a torn ACL. The 2013 seventh-rounder passes the eye test at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds with 4.38 wheels. With nothing set in stone behind Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins on the receiver depth chart, Johnson could be a player to monitor again this summer. Mar 23 - 11:37 AM

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The Browns discovered that newly signed WR Charles Johnson has a torn ACL.

Cleveland noticed the issue in Johnson's intro physical after he was signed off the Packers' practice squad over the weekend. It's a bit odd. He's obviously done for the season. The Browns will place Johnson on the reserve/non-football injury list. The seventh-round rookie sprained his MCL in June.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Browns signed WR Charles Johnson.

Johnson, a seventh-round pick in this year's draft, suffered a sprained MCL in June and spent the first five weeks on Green Bay's practice squad. An intriguing height-weight-speed prospect, he'll immediately step in as Cleveland's No. 5 receiver and should push for playing time in four-wide sets.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 04:07:00 PM

Packers signed WR Charles Johnson to the practice squad.

Johnson is a height-weight-speed freak, but he suffered a sprained MCL in June and took too long to recover. He'll get the call if any of the Packers' receivers go down. Johnson is a guy to monitor in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 01:45:00 PM

Packers waived WR Charles Johnson.

Johnson has Juliosh measurables, but was hurt for most of camp and struggled in the rare instances he practiced. Perhaps the Packers will try to re-sign him to the practice squad. Johnson seems likely to clear waivers.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 11:37:00 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel thinks it "may be too late" for Packers seventh-round WR Charles Johnson to compete for a roster spot.

Johnson suffered a sprained MCL on June 27 and missed roughly four weeks before returning to practice Wednesday. He's been bypassed on the depth chart by undrafted rookies Tyrone Walker and Myles White. Johnson is a strong practice squad candidate, but his height-weight-speed blend may intrigue a receiver-needy team if the Packers try to pass him through waivers.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Packers rookie WR Charles Johnson's Saturday MRI revealed only an "IT band strain" on his knee, and he's expected to be "fine."

There's a "good chance" he'll resume practicing tomorrow. A height-weight-speed freak out of Grand Valley State, Johnson needs a healthy camp and all the reps he can get to make the roster. He's also a strong practice squad candidate.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Packers seventh-round WR Charles Johnson will have an MRI on his knee after tweaking it in Saturday's camp practice.

Johnson went down early in practice, and initial reports were that it "didn't look good." He hobbled to the training room, but was later back on the field as a spectator. Johnson has been banged up ever since being drafted; he missed much of the spring with an undisclosed injury. He can't afford to miss many reps.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Packers seventh-round WR Charles Johnson participated in just one spring practice due to an undisclosed injury.

An intriguing prospect with Dez Bryant/Julio Jones-type measurables, Johnson needs all the reps he can get as a raw wideout out of Grand Valley State. He's a name to keep filed away in dynasty leagues. The Packers have an opening at No. 4 receiver behind Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Packers signed seventh-round WR Charles Johnson to a four-year contract.

Johnson faces a huge jump in competition going from Grand Valley State to the NFC North, but he's a highly intriguing Dynasty prospect at 6-foot-2, 215 with a 4.38 forty time and 39.5-inch vertical. The Packers' three-receiver set of Randall Cobb, James Jones, and Jordy Nelson is locked in, but none of them is signed long term and Johnson is way more gifted than Jarrett Boykin.
Fri, May 10, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Packers selected Grand Valley State WR Charles Johnson with the No. 216 overall pick.

Johnson (6-foot-2, 215) bounced around three colleges due primarily to off-field issues before spending his final two years at Grand Valley State. Between his junior and senior seasons, Johnson rolled up 128 catches for 2,229 yards (17.4 YPR) and 31 touchdowns. Johnson also shredded his Pro Day with a 4.38 forty, 39.5-inch vertical, and 11-foot-1 broad jump -- Julio Jones measurables. Johnson will join the competition at receiver behind Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Alex Tanney
RB1Ben Tate
2Chris Ogbonnaya
3Edwin Baker
4Dion Lewis
5Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Ben Tate
2Chris Ogbonnaya
3RB1Chris Ogbonnaya
2Ben Tate
FB1Chris Pressley
WR11Josh Gordon
2Travis Benjamin
3Tori Gurley
4Charles Johnson
WR21Greg Little
2Andrew Hawkins
3Nate Burleson
4Josh Cooper
5Conner Vernon
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Jim Dray
3Gary Barnidge
4MarQueis Gray
5Andre Smith
K1Billy Cundiff
2Brandon Bogotay