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MRI negative for Panthers’ Charles Johnson

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The Panthers appear to have avoided a scare late in last night’s game, the kind of thing that could have ruined the good feelings built in a three-game winning streak.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters a few moments ago that MRIs on defensive end Charles Johnson came back negative, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Johnson was hauled off the field on a cart in the final minute of last night’s win over the Buccaneers, with a groin strain. But since nothing’s torn, they’re holding out hope he might be on the field a week from Sunday when they play the Falcons.

Johnson’s one of the building blocks of their defense, a very good run defender who also happens to have 6.0 sacks this season.

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6 Responses to “MRI negative for Panthers’ Charles Johnson”
  1. litemater95 says: Oct 25, 2013 12:59 PM

    What good feelings are built in to a three-game losing streak? Maybe a winning?

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 25, 2013 12:59 PM

    Cue the Welcome Back Cotter theme music

  3. blackbeard43 says: Oct 25, 2013 12:59 PM

    “the good feelings built in a three-game losing streak.”

    ?

    don’t you mean win streak?

  4. turfdaddy says: Oct 25, 2013 1:02 PM

    Dude is a stud! He and Hardy make a great tandem Defensive ends. Panthers have a great front four and maybe the best young middle linebacker in the game.

  5. gotdressedinabooth says: Oct 25, 2013 1:12 PM

    Litemater… stay off the mater. Definitely a 3-game winning streak bud.

    And i agree, great d-ends, huge potential from Star and their rotation of nose and tackles, and a sideline-to-sideline demolition crew of linebackers.

    Would be nice if they kept Beason tho..

  6. realfootballfan says: Oct 25, 2013 5:40 PM

    Johnson is a stud. Carolina has the pieces to have the next special defense in the next few years. They play the pass and run both well, although I still think they could upgrade in the secondary and move some of the starters back there to reserve roles in the coming years to bolster that group.

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