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Charles Johnson

28-Year-Old Defensive End – Carolina Panthers

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Johnson was once the clear top defensive lineman in Carolina, but Greg Hardy and Star Lotulelei may have stolen that crown last year. Still, that leaves Johnson with some bargain potential in IDP leag...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  12

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Hip
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 285   DOB: 7/10/1986
College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Charles Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a five-year contract with Carolina in July of 2011.

September 29, 2014  –  Charles Johnson News

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Johnson suffered a hip flexor issue during Sunday's game against the Ravens.

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Charles Johnson NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 20 3 - 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 21 16 - 25 - 6 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 22 13 - 25 - 4 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 23 Car 16 62 51 11 11.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Car 15 41 31 10 9 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Car 16 43 31 12 12.5 4 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Car 14 31 25 6 11 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Car 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Charles Johnson – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Charles Johnson
  2. Frank Alexander
Carolina Panthers

Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

Charles Johnson was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Charles Johnson was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 835 81
2013 656 6
2014 0 0
Charles Johnson 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @TB 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Det 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Pit 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chi
6 @Cin
7 @GB
8 Sea
9 NO
10 @Phi
11 Atl
12 BYE Bye Week
13 @Min
14 @NO
15 TB
16 Cle
17 @Atl

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Charles Johnson
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   285 lbs
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Charles Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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Johnson (hamstring) won't play in Thursday's preseason finale versus the Steelers.

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Johnson (hamstring) will not play in Friday's exhibition outing against the Patriots, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Johnson overcame his hamstring issue to play in Sunday's most recent preseason game, but with another scheduled less than a week later, the veteran won't suit up Friday. Expect Johnson to continue to rest him hamstring to ensure he's ready to go at full speed once the regular season kicks off.
Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

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Johnson also sat out Tuesday session, as he continues to nurse a slight hamstring ailment. While the veteran defensive end missed the better portion of last week as well, he did return in time to play Sunday's second preseason game. As such, it appears Johnson is merely biding time for his hamstring while practices remain of relatively little value for the veteran with 44 sacks over the past four seasons.
Johnson (hamstring) started Sunday's preseason game versus the Chiefs and recorded two solo tackles.

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Johnson (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, and afterward, he expressed his expectation of active status Sunday versus the Chiefs, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

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Johnson (hamstring) will not play in Friday's preseason opener against the Bills, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Johnson hasn't practiced since tweaking his hamstring last Saturday, so playing in Friday's exhibition contest is out of the question. However, given his time off, the veteran defensive end is expected to resume practicing fairly shortly. With Johnson out Friday, Frank Alexander (suspension) will start at left defensive end for the Panthers.
Johnson (hamstring) needs to participate in Thursday morning's practice in order to play in Friday's preseason opener, the Panthers' official Twitter account reports.

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Johnson tweaked his hamstring during Saturday's practice, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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2014

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2013

Even with the emergence of Greg Hardy and the selection of defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick, Johnson will probably head into the 2013 season as the most feared member of the Carolina defensive line, and for that reason his road to production might be bumpier than Hardy's. But Johnson is good enough to produce even if he's dealing with double-teams. Although his tackle totals have been held in check – he has just 84 in the last two years – Johnson has 21.5 sacks since his breakout 2010 season.

2012

Johnson's 2011 season was a bit disappointing – he finished with 40 tackles (30 solo) and nine sacks in 15 games – but that's not so bad given he was the only decent player on a pitifully weak line. Any offensive coordinator that let a play go by without a double team on Johnson was probably guilty of sleeping on the job. The other three primary starters on the defensive line – end Greg Hardy and tackles Terrell McClain and Sione Fua – combined for just 78 tackles and five sacks. If you can't recall a less productive trio of starters, it's not from a lack of memory. Things should be a bit better for Johnson in 2012, in any case, because Frank Alexander and Thomas Keiser should provide improvement at end, while the return of Ron Edwards at tackle should help after he missed the 2011 season due to a triceps tear. And really, even if it doesn't get better, at least it can't get worse. It's safe to plan on Johnson returning to double-digit sack territory in 2012. With division foes Matt Ryan and Drew Brees coming off a combined 1,223 pass attempts last year, Johnson won't lack for opportunities.

2011

Johnson's breakout season came in a contract year, but the upside he demonstrated was considerable enough to earn him a high IDP ranking nonetheless. After tallying just 10 sacks in his first three seasons, Johnson went off for 62 tackles (51 solo) and 11.5 sacks last year. What's impressive about those numbers is how consistent Johnson's production was—those 11.5 sacks were drawn from 10 games, so he rarely posted goose eggs in the box score. And though Johnson’s heading into his fifth NFL season, he's only 25 and therefore probably has not reached his full potential yet. His supporting cast could stand to improve, but Johnson was a hit last year despite having the same group around him, and he should get plenty of snaps due to the many three-and-outs the Panthers offense figures to endure.

2010

Figures to split time with Everette Brown at the right defensive end position.

2009

Johnson picked up six sacks and 25 tackles in his second NFL season, after he entered the 2007 NFL Draft following his junior year at Georgia, so this was his "rookie" season in a way. Considering that he did his damage as the backup to veteran Tyler Brayton, Johnson flashed potential as a candidate for double-digit sacks down the road. Julius Peppers appears to be returning to Carolina for one more season, so Johnson will compete with Brayton and rookie Everette Brown for the opportunity to start opposite the All-Pro push-rusher.

2008

Johnson failed to lock down a regular gig opposite Julius Peppers last season as a rookie, but he'll get another chance to grab that role in a battle with Tyler Brayton during training camp. Johnson has more upside if he's able to win the gig and many believe that he would have been a first-round draft pick had he not declared for the NFL Draft in 2007 after his junior year at Georgia. He's an interesting player to keep an eye on, but Johnson appears to be a reach for IDP leagues for the start of the 2008 season.

2007

The Panthers appear to have gotten good value with their third-round pick as Johnson may be the Week 1 starter opposite Julius Peppers if Michael Rucker isn't ready to begin the season following offseason surgery to repair a torn ACL. With opposing defenses focused on Peppers, Johnson could make a significant contribution to the pass rush if the cards fall the right way. At the very least, he's in the mix for a starting spot in training camp.