The Carolina Panthers officially placed WR Charles Johnson on the injured reserve after clearing waivers.
The Panthers waived Johnson on Tuesday with an injury designation after undergoing surgery on his right knee.
Johnson, 28, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State back in 2013. The Browns later signed him off of the Packers’ practice squad before the Vikings signed him to their active roster at the start of the 2014 season.
The Panthers signed Johnson to a one-year, $2.2 million contract this past March.
In 2016, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and caught 20 passes for 232 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 90 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.