Panthers downgrade Charles Johnson to questionable with the flu


Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson has overcome a knee injury suffered when he took a leg whip from Pats offensive lineman Marcus Cannon last month.  Johnson currently is being whipped (go ahead and groan) by the flu.

According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers have added Johnson to the injury report as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.  He has flu-like symptoms.

Per Person, Johnson is expected to play, unless his condition worsens.

Johnson missed wins over the Dolphins and Buccaneers before returning last week against the Saints.  He registered 0.5 sacks in the loss, giving him 9.0 sacks for the year.