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

Charles Johnson DL CAR 7 Months

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

Johnson was a late addition to the injury report with an illness, 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.

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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.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 8 Months

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.

Charles Johnson DL CAR 8 Months

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.