Report: Panthers re-signing Charles Johnson to two-year, $9.5 million deal

By Jesse Reed

The Carolina Panthers are reportedly signing Charles Johnson to a two-year deal that keeps him with the club through the 2018 NFL season.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $9.5 million.

Johnson has spent his entire 10-year career with the Panthers, logging 103 starts since 2007. He has racked up 67.5 sacks during his career and finished the 2016 season with four, appearing and starting in 13 of the team’s regular season games.

While he’s not as dominant as he once was, Johnson gives the Panthers necessary depth at the defensive end position. In all likelihood, he will be a situational pass rusher in 2017, with Mario Addison stepping up into the starting role after he earned a three-year, $22.5 million contract this offseason.