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Charles Johnson, DeAngelo Williams good to go for date with Saints


The Panthers are going to be very close to full strength for Sunday’s showdown for first place in the NFC South against the Saints.

Defensive end Charles Johnson, running back DeAngelo Williams and linebacker Chase Blackburn will all return after missing last week’s game because of injuries. Coach Ron Rivera said that all three players will return to their starting roles and that he’s excited to see how things unfold now that the team’s gotten healthier.

“I’m excited about the fact that we’ll have some of our top line guys back,” Rivera said, via the team’s website. “It’s good to have the young guys get opportunities, but I’m thrilled.┬áIt’s a great situation to be in. As we get into this stretch run we can get everybody back healthy and, hopefully, we can continue on that way.”

The Panthers got good performances from linebacker A.J. Klein and defensive end Mario Addison, among others, while those top line guys were out of the lineup. That gives them enviable depth as they put the finishing touches on the regular season that has them positioned for their first playoff appearance since 2008.

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3 Responses to “Charles Johnson, DeAngelo Williams good to go for date with Saints”
  1. thundastormz says: Dec 6, 2013 2:25 PM

    Who Dat is gonna get wrecked so hard they have to Ice Up Son! Seahawks D shut them down….wait until they see the #1 D. Russell Wilson shredded them, wait until they see Cam Newton. The worse defense in NFL history is making its way back to New Orleans! Maybe afterwards we can give the “Who Dat” Nation a hooked on phonics book to prove we are class acts.

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 6, 2013 2:34 PM

    Charles is probably gonna be hungry and he’s probably going to want to eat when he shows up.

  3. aceboogie1 says: Dec 6, 2013 4:28 PM

    CJ is going to pounce on #9

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