A league source has told ProFootballTalk.com that pass rusher Charles Johnson’s stay on the free agent market was brief. Per the report, Johnson will be returning to the Carolina Panthers.
Last season, Johnson recorded 11.5 sacks and started every game for the team.
At just 25-years-old, the Panthers have locked up Johnson for the long term. The deal is reportedly worth six-year, $76 million deal with $32 million guaranteed, including a $30 million signing bonus. The other defensive ends in this free agent class have to be licking their chops and thanking the Panthers for setting the market.