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2023 Defensive

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Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 14 0.0 0 0 0

Top DJ Johnson News

  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Avoids serious injury

    Panthers head coach Dave Canales said Wednesday that Johnson's knee injury isn't considered serious, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson was carted off the field during minicamp last week with what was initially thought to be a calf injury, but he's now being listed with a knee issue. The second-year linebacker out of Oregon appeared in 13 games and made 16 total tackles during his rookie campaign. He's expected to compete for a depth role on Carolina's defense once he's past his knee injury.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Avoids significant injury

    Johnson (calf) will be sidelined for the remainder of minicamp this week, but he should be ready for training camp, David Newton of reports.

    Johnson left practice early Tuesday after suffering what was initially reported as a knee injury and had to be carted off the field. Fortunately for the second-year pro, it appears the injury is not serious, with the Panthers expecting him to be ready for training camp.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Injured during practice

    Johnson (knee) was carted off the field during practice Tuesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson wasn't heavily involved during his rookie campaign and now could be dealing with a significant setback in his attempt to make a bigger impact in 2024. However, the type and severity of the Oregon product's injury are still unknown until what will likely be further testing takes place.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Makes 13 appearances

    Johnson finished the regular season with 16 tackles (six solo) in 13 games.

    Johnson made a mild impact despite joining the Panthers as a third-round pick last year. He'll strive to have a larger presence under a new coaching staff in 2024.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Healthy ahead of Week 14

    Johnson (elbow) does not appear on the Panthers' injury report Friday.

    Johnson was unable to play in Week 13 versus the Buccaneers due to an elbow injury that he suffered the week prior, but he now appears to be ready to go if needed for Sunday's contest versus New Orleans. The linebacker recorded 14 tackles while also deflecting a pass over eight games in his rookie campaign with the Panthers.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Missing Week 13

    Johnson (elbow) is inactive ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Johnson seemed to be trending in the right direction to suit up Sunday, as he went from recording a limited practice session Thursday to a full workload Friday, but he won't be able to play through his elbow issue in Week 13. The rookie outside linebacker has appeared in eight games this season, logging 14 total tackles while also helping out on special teams.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Out for game

    Johnson (neck) will not return Sunday against the Titans, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    The backup linebacker left the field on a cart earlier in the game. Johnson did not record a stat Sunday and has just 14 tackles on the season.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Exits Sunday's game

    Johnson (neck) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Titans, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Johnson went back to the locker room on a cart along with guard Chandler Zavala (knee). Johnson did not record a stat before exiting the game.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Starting Sunday

    Johnson will start in place of the injured Justin Houston (hamstring) this Sunday, David Newton of reports.

    Head coach Frank Reich told reporters the rookie linebacker out of Oregon has shown improvement throughout the year, and he's in line to make the first start of his career this Sunday. Johnson has played a limited role on Carolina's defense thus far, and through his first four games, the 25-year-old has recorded six total tackles, including one tackle for loss.

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  • Panthers' DJ Johnson: Added by Carolina in third round

    The Panthers selected Johnson in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 80th overall.

    Johnson is an unusual prospect. He's hyper athletic and was generally productive at Oregon, but his skill set is underdeveloped after bouncing back and forth between defensive end and tight end for six years going back to 2017. The result is that Johnson is both raw and over-aged at 25 -- normally cause for the NFL to ignore a prospect -- but Johnson is an exception because he's such a remarkable athlete. Even at a sturdy 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, Johnson boasts a jaw-dropping 4.49-second 40-yard dash, giving him unique upside despite his uneven profile.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 260 lbs
Birthplace: Sacramento, CA
Age: 25
School: Oregon
Experience: 2