Charles Johnson re-signs with Panthers

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The Panthers have been gearing up for free agency by re-signing several of their own players.

The latest addition to the list is veteran defensive end Charles Johnson. The team announced the deal and PFT has learned, via a league source, that it is a two-year pact worth $9.5 million.

Johnson’s motivation to get the deal done now was because he wanted to stay in Charlotte. He’s been with the Panthers since 2007 and signed a one-year deal last year before posting 26 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles during the regular season.

Defensive ends Mario Addison and Wes Horton have also re-signed with the Panthers since the end of the regular season and defensive tackle Kawann Short got the franchise tag, so the defensive line will have a familiar look to it in 2017.

Carolina also re-signed safety Colin Jones, running back Fozzy Whittaker and wide receiver Brenton Bersin on Tuesday.

4 responses to “Charles Johnson re-signs with Panthers

  1. D-Line is good to go. Fozzy is back. Things are looking good. Need a RB to develop and a burner at WR. Some depth in the D-backfield could come from this year’s deep draft……

  2. agreed, 2nd in the league in sacks last year. Lots of good safety in the draft. Now if they just get the O-line in order. Gotta hope they get a free agent or two at tackle. some decent options out there.

  3. Number #1 priority….they gotta get some tackles. Sadly I believe “Blind Side” is done. Was hoping they could bump him over to RT and get a LT through FA…now they may have to get at least two.

  4. Word on the street is that we aren’t re-signing Remmers, so we really need 2 tackles. If we sign Ryan’s little brother, it had better be to move him to RT. I’ll be happy if we take Okung off Denver’s hands.

    I think we overpaid for CJ. He’s definitely declining. Hopefully Addison and Ealy are good enough to make CJ a role player.

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