Player Page

Charles Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Grand Valley State
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Charles Johnson caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in Saturday's preseason game.
His grab came deep into garbage time with the second-team offense. Johnson has lots of theoretical upside, but just five catches for 46 yards through three preseason games. He should have a spot on the 53-man roster, but is unlikely to make a re-draft impact this season. Aug 24 - 12:14 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Charles Johnson caught three passes for 30 yards in the Browns' preseason opener.

Drawing raves in Browns camp, Johnson also drew a pass-interference penalty. Johnson's longest reception was a 15-yard screen, where he made a nice cut and displayed some serious quickness. Standing in at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds with 4.38 wheels, Johnson is someone to keep a close eye on as the Browns attempt to fill out their barren receiver corps. The prime takeaway from Saturday night's game is Johnson is healthy after last year's ACL tear. He should be owned in all Dynasty leagues.
Aug 9 - 11:15 PM

Charles Johnson has reportedly been a "revelation" in the first days of Browns camp.

Johnson is on our radar because he's 6'2/215 with 4.38 jets and the Browns are desperate at the wideout spot. ESPN Cleveland says he's "surprisingly up to speed on the Kyle Shanahan offense" and "could be the receiver that comes out of nowhere to lessen the impact of – if not offset" the Josh Gordon suspension.
Jul 28 - 9:07 AM

Browns coach Mike Pettine revealed that he went on YouTube to watch highlights of second-year WR Charles Johnson.

Johnson is a fantasy sleeper because he has the best combination of size and athleticism on Cleveland's post-Gordon wideout depth chart. "I went on YouTube and watched his Grand Valley (State) highlights. They were impressive," said Pettine. "... It’s worth taking a peek at. He’s explosive. He’s a guy that is deceptively fast. He doesn’t look like he’s covering a lot of ground but he is. I think his catch radius is bigger than most. He’s got long arms and he’s got (big) hands. He’s a guy that we hope can emerge from this as a guy that can help us."
Jul 27 - 4:09 PM

Browns WR Charles Johnson (knee) is participating in training camp.

Johnson missed all pre-camp activities, but has been medically cleared. With top-notch measurables, Johnson is an attractive sleeper in Dynasty leagues.
Jul 26 - 12:08 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer points to Browns WR Charles Johnson as the "most intriguing prospect" who could push Miles Austin and Nate Burleson for snaps.

As long as Johnson (ACL surgery) is healthy, get ready for a summer full of hype. At 6'2/215 with sub-4.4 jets, there's a good chance he's going to look special on the practice field next to washed-up vets like Austin and Burleson. Johnson underwent knee surgery in October and should be ready for the start of camp this week. He's a deep sleeper to keep an eye on throughout the preseason.
Jul 22 - 10:36 AM

Browns coach Mike Pettine is optimistic WR Charles Johnson (ACL surgery) will be healed in time for training camp.

"Those two would be the only ones that potentially could start (camp) on PUP," Pettine said, grouping Johnson with WR/PR Travis Benjamin (ACL). "But at this point, I think it looks pretty good that they’ll both be able to start training camp." Johnson is believed to have torn his ACL last June, though it wasn't discovered until October. That delay set back his recovery. He's a super-deep sleeper.
May 28 - 8:03 PM

Browns second-year WR Charles Johnson (knee) hasn't been participating in OTAs.

Johnson tore his ACL last summer at some point, though it went undiscovered until an October physical for the Browns. He has a golden opportunity to earn major playing time with Josh Gordon facing a lengthy suspension, but Johnson can't stay off the trainer's table. He's a height-weight-speed freak at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds with 4.39 jets. Johnson will compete for a roster spot in camp.
May 25 - 10:29 AM

Second-year WR Charles Johnson (ACL surgery) is working on the side with trainers at Browns pre-draft minicamp.

We're keeping tabs on Johnson because he's a physical freak with 4.39 wheels and an insane 11-foot-1 broad jump. The Browns also have an opening at No. 2 wideout, although they may address it early in May's draft. Johnson tore his ACL sometime between June and October of last year. He's 6'2/215.
Apr 30 - 9:30 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Johnny Manziel
3Rex Grossman
4Connor Shaw
RB1Ben Tate
2Terrance West
3Dion Lewis
4Isaiah Crowell
GLB1Ben Tate
2Terrance West
3RB1Ben Tate
2Terrance West
FB1MarQueis Gray
2Chris Ogbonnaya
3Ray Agnew
WR11Miles Austin
2Nate Burleson
3Charles Johnson
4Taylor Gabriel
WR21Andrew Hawkins
2Travis Benjamin
3Willie Snead
4Marlon Moore
WR31Nate Burleson
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Jim Dray
3Gary Barnidge
4Emmanuel Ogbuehi
K1Billy Cundiff