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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Johnson (non-injury related) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Johnson had a veteran rest day on Thursday, but he is expected to be at full strength Sunday.

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Johnson (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, the Panthers' official site reports.

Just a rest day for the veteran, who is fully expected to play Sunday against Green Bay.

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Johnson (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Johnson missed two days of practice this week, but his hip injury improved to the point that he feels like he can give it a go Sunday.

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Johnson (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

Johnson played through his injury a week ago and had a fine game, posting his first sack of the year and forcing a fumble, but he evidently stressed the injury in the process. He logged just one practice this week, and that was a limited showing Friday.