Charles Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Charles Johnson Nearly Fired Agent over Panthers Return

    Cat Scratch Reader "In a short interview with David Newton of ESPN (*groan* I know...) Charles Johnson was not shy about talking about his return to the Carolina Panthers for less money. "Drew was close to getting fired because of that," said Johnson with a bit of a laugh. "Cause Drew, you know, he wants the best..." April 15

  • Charles Johnson’s advice to Greg Hardy: “Don’t do interviews”

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson hopes former teammate Greg Hardy gets another chance in the NFL. Hardy, 27, remains a free agent after completing a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, which followed a five-year stint with the Panthers. Carolina opted not to pursue Hardy..." April 08

  • Charles Johnson to visit Giants

    Pro Football Talk "Several veteran players have gotten a head start on the looming free-agent market, and they’re taking advantage of it. PFT has confirmed that defensive end Charles Johnson will visit the Giants on Sunday. The news was first reported by Josina Anderson of ESPN." March 06

  • Panthers release DE Charles Johnson

    ESPN "The Carolina Panthers on Thursday released veteran defensive end Charles Johnson. The move clears $11 million in salary cap space for 2016. "Charles was an impact player for the Carolina Panthers for a long time, both on and off the field," general manager Dave Gettleman said in a release...." March 03

  • Charles Johnson could be on the way out of Carolina

    Pro Football Talk "The performance of second-year defensive end Kony Ealy at the Super Bowl has created a sense that the Panthers are on the verge of discovering a potent outside pass rush. The production of Jared Allen, who had only two sacks in 12 games, is replaceable. But they also could be looking at the..." February 22

  • Panthers Charles Johnson -- $30k Walmart Shopping Spree ... For Families In Need

    TMZ "Santa Claus is 6'2", 282 pounds and wears a Carolina Panthers jersey... 'cause DT Charles Johnson just hooked up 10 local families with a $30k SHOPPING SPREE!! Johnson tells TMZ Sports he took 10 families to a Charlotte, NC Walmart ... and gave them 60 minutes to pick out whatever they..." December 21

  • Ron Rivera not bothered by Charles Johnson's now-deleted tweets

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson wasn't particularly happy with being pulled in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-0 victory over Atlanta. He shared his frustration on Twitter after the game with the following two messages that he's since taken down: "Good game overall as a..." December 14

  • Panthers Plan To Active DE Charles Johnson From I.R. This Week

    NFL Trade Rumors "Panthers HC Ron Rivera told reporters on Monday that their plan right now is to activate DE Charles Johnson from short-term injured reserve this week. This would allow Johnson to be active for their Thanksgiving day game against the Cowboys. Carolina placed Johnson on injured reserve with..." November 23

  • Charles Johnson is forced to buy his own ticket to a Panthers game

    CBS Sports "Charles Johnson currently finds himself on IR due to a hamstring injury, meaning he can't return for the Panthers until at least Thanksgiving. Since September, Johnson's role on the team has been reduced from pass rusher to spectator. On Sunday, the Panthers are playing the Titans in Tennessee...." November 15

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers not considering short-term IR for Charles Johnson at this pt, per league source. DE expected to miss several wks w/ hamstring inj.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson added to the injury report as questionable with an illness.

  • Charles Johnson says he'll play vs. Saints

    Charlotte Observer "Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson's sprained knee isn't yet 100 percent, but Johnson expects to play Sunday against New Orleans. "I'm still building up to (100 percent), but I'll be good to go on Sunday," Johnson said Wednesday. "It's feeling good. It's getting stronger. I'm just ready for..." December 04

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Barring a setback, I'm told #Panthers DE Charles Johnson will be back vs. #Saints. Probably could've played last wk, didn't want to risk it.

  • DE Charles Johnson’s long-term prognosis is promising

    Charlotte Observer "Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson was on crutches with a brace on his right knee Wednesday. But the consensus around Bank of America Stadium was that it could have been worse. Johnson was injured in the third quarter Monday night in the 24-20 win against New England when Patriots right..." November 21

  • Panthers' Charles Johnson week-to-week with sprained MCL

    Pro Football Talk "The coach of the team the Panthers beat last night is notorious for monotonously calling his players “day-to-day.” Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson is, a day after being leg whipped by Patriots tackle Marcus Cannon, week-to-week. Per a league source, Johnson has a sprained MCL. The..." November 19

  • Panthers end Charles Johnson worthy of attention, even if NFL hasn’t noticed

    Charlotte Observer "As he returned to the Panthers’ locker room following a short weightlifting session Thursday afternoon, defensive end Charles Johnson agreed to talk to a reporter. The initial topic? Johnson’s dislike of the spotlight. Before he could answer, a larger group descended to ask Johnson about his..." November 03

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Rivera expects Charles Johnson (groin) and DeAngelo Williams (quad) to practice Friday.

  • Charles Johnson’s groin injury not believed to be serious

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson has 10 days to let his injured groin heal in the hopes he can play against his home-state team. An MRI exam on Johnson’s right groin was negative, but his status for next week’s game against Atlanta remains uncertain, Panthers coach Ron Rivera..." October 26

  • Panthers restructure Charles Johnson's contract, clear over $4 million in cap space

    Mac's Football Blog "The Carolina Panthers cleared over $4 million in cap space last week by restructuring the contract of defensive end Charles Johnson a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Monday. Johnson had been earning $6.75 million in base salary and had a cap number of $13 million in 2013 the..." September 16

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