Charles Johnson DL CAR 6 days ago

Johnson, who has been dealing with a calf injury, said he will definitely be ready for Week 1 against the Jaguars, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 7 days ago

Johnson (calf) returned to practice Wednesday, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Charles Johnson DL CAR 3 weeks ago

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson sat out Monday's practice because of a calf injury, according to the Associated Press. Johnson injured his calf during Sunday's practice, but head coach Ron Rivera downplayed the severity of the injury, and he is accordingly expected to return in the next few days.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 8 months ago

Johnson registered two sacks during Saturday's playoff win over the Cardinals.

Johnson's sacks came on back-to-back plays Saturday, which helped the Panthers completely stymie the Cardinals' offense en route to victory. Following a sum of 8.5 sacks during the regular season, Johnson now boasts 4.5 sacks over his past four total outings.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 9 months ago

Johnson (illness) is active for Sunday's game in Minnesota.

Johnson battled an upper-respiratory illness to end the week, resulting in absences from drills both Thursday and Friday, but his ability to travel in advance of Sunday's contest demonstrated his improved health. After a slow start to the season -- only three tackles and no sacks in the first four weeks -- his pursuit of the quarterback has been fruitful over the last seven games, during which he's accumulated five sacks. He could ring up another with Teddy Bridgewater, who's been brought down 22 times in eight outings, on the horizon.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 9 months ago

Johnson (illness) is traveling with his teammates to Minnesota, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

While this doesn't guarantee he will be active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, his ability to make the trip indicates Johnson, who's officially questionable, stands a decent chance of suiting up. Johnson missed the team's final two practices of the week with an upper-respiratory illness but coach Ron Rivera said he was still hopeful he would play.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 9 months ago

Johnson (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Johnson missed practice both Thursday and Friday, which is worrisome, but head coach Ron Rivera said the hope is that the defensive end will feel better by Saturday, paving the way for him to suit up Sunday. Johnson has five sacks in his last seven games.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 10 months ago

Johnson (personal) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Johnson missed practice on Thursday and Friday to be with his ill grandmother, but he rejoined the team this weekend and will be in uniform Sunday. He's safe to deploy Sunday against an Atlanta offensive line that has surrendered a lot of sacks to opposing defensive lineman this season.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 10 months ago

Johnson (personal) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers but is expected to play, the Associated Press' Steve Reed reports.

Johnson has missed the last two days of practice to be with his ill grandmother, but head coach Ron Rivera hopes that Johnson will return to the team late Friday night or Saturday and be ready to play Sunday. The defensive end has four sacks over the last six weeks.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 10 months ago

Johnson tallied six tackles (five solo) and one sack in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Johnson's six stops Sunday doubled his previous season-high of three, which he recorded last weekend. Additionally, with another sack, Johnson has now registered a quarterback take-down in three straight weeks.