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Panthers double down on Charles Johnsons

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The Panthers have signed Charles Johnson to a contract.

If you’re feeling a bit of deja vu while reading that, don’t fret because it is to be expected. It’s the second time this week that the Panthers have done that.

They re-signed defensive end Charles Johnson to a two-year deal on Tuesday and announced on Friday night that they have signed former Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson to a contract of his own. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports it is a one-year deal worth $2.2 million and someone in accounting will be charged with making sure that the right check goes to the right Charles Johnson.

The former Viking caught 20 passes for 232 yards last year, which was a slight uptick from a nine-catch season in 2015 but remained down from a promising 2014 campaign in Minnesota.

In addition to being the second Charles Johnson to sign with the Panthers this week, he’s the second wide receiver to sign with the Panthers on Friday. They added former Buccaneer Russell Shepard as well.

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12 Responses to “Panthers double down on Charles Johnsons”
  1. abfox112 says: Mar 10, 2017 7:26 PM

    Made a deal with devil (NE), and then signed 2 old as hell defensive players, and 2 “who?” WRs. Great splash Gettleman. Liked you better as a bargain shopper.

  2. namingrights says: Mar 10, 2017 7:28 PM

    Not really
    seems like Gettleman not afraid to wheel and deal first week of FA when he actually isn’t in the salary cap hell that Hurney left him
    Would’ve loved Pryor instead of the two new WR we got, but you can’t get everything.

  3. getadealdonealready says: Mar 10, 2017 7:39 PM

    I like CJ, hard worker, runs good routes. Last year he struggled a little fighting for playing time, some drops in key situations.

    Wish him the best seems like a class act, hopefully a new opportunity will be what he needs.

  4. BigAlHeBDMan says: Mar 10, 2017 7:47 PM

    Well, at least they’ll have different jersey numbers.

  5. mnfaninil says: Mar 10, 2017 7:55 PM

    Good luck to Charles, he’s a class guy. I am happy as a Vikings fan that the experiment of sending him deep, only to watch the ball fall to the ground near him without much of an effort to find the ball, let alone catch it, is over. Tremendous combination of size and speed, but something is missing.

  6. guitarfreak21 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:09 PM

    I could never get over his strange obsession with fashion, which was amounted to strange hats shirts and nail polish… now that I think about it, he and Cam are gonna be odd buddies. Not anything special on field, just can’t be consistent, but he had the physical stuff, something just isn’t right about him.

  7. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:15 PM

    One of the enigmas around the offense, either couldn’t stay healthy or couldn’t get on the same page. Who knows. Nice guy though, good luck in your future endeavors Mr. Johnson

  8. kissmysandwich says: Mar 10, 2017 8:41 PM

    Whomever is scouting WRs for the Panthers should be fired immediately. Johnson is brutal. He couldn’t even crack the starting line-up of the Vikings receiving core. Tedd Ginn started for that team for two years. What more needs to be said? Sorry Cam. Hope you enjoyed your one flash-in-the-pan season of glory.

  9. pkrlvr says: Mar 10, 2017 9:19 PM

    Like rats deserting a sinking ship….

  10. fwippel says: Mar 10, 2017 9:55 PM

    He was an enigma for the past two seasons. He started this past season until Adam Theilen outperformed him. He just hasn’t been very productive since 2014. He has talent, and I wish him the best in Carolina.

  11. 250dollarnflowner says: Mar 10, 2017 10:54 PM


  12. fmc651 says: Mar 11, 2017 7:50 PM

    Good player but gets hurt easily.Good luck in Carolina.

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