The Carolina Panthers announced that they’ve re-signed veteran DE Charles Johnson to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
- Adam Schefter reports that Johnson receives a two-year, $9.5 million deal.
“It’s great to have Charles back,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “He has spent his entire career with the Panthers, has emerged as a leader for us in the last few years, and is a big part of the reason we’ve had the success we’ve had. We look forward to having Charles continue to be part of our team.”
Johnson, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Panthers back in 2007. He returned to the Panthers last year on a one-year, $3 million contract.
In 2016, Johnson appeared in 13 games for the Panthers and recorded 26 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 25 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.