Charles Johnson

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #12
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #12

Charles Johnson News

Hits waivers

Johnson (ankle) was waived by the Eagles with an injury settlement Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: Johnson struggled with a foot injury in early preseason, and he finished the exhibition stretch with an ankle injury. Once he's healthy, he'll be free to sign with another team.

Sep 7, 2019 3:02 PM EST

Sent to IR

The Eagles placed Johnson (ankle) on their injured reserve list Wednesday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Johnson actually suffered the injury during the preseason opener, and has had lingering effects. The veteran will need to sit out a minimum of eight games, and could head to waivers if he reaches an injury settlement with the team. Johnson's absence likely won't effect the offense, considering he was battling for a depth role.

Aug 28, 2019 4:13 PM EST

Nursing ankle injury

Johnson isn't practicing Monday due to an ankle injury, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Johnson received the start in last Thursday's preseason win over the Jaguars and caught three of five targets for 23 yards, but it's unclear when he actually sustained the injury. The 30-year-old is considered day-to-day so it doesn't appear to be a serious issue, but his status for Thursday's exhibition game against the Ravens remains in doubt.

Aug 19, 2019 12:30 PM EST

Catches three passes

Johnson (foot) caught three of five targets for 23 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Johnson was forced to exit the preseason opener versus the Titans last week, but he was ready to go for Week 2. The 30-year-old received the start Thursday as the Eagles held out Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor.

Aug 16, 2019 7:01 AM EST

Questionable to return

Johnson (foot) left Thursday's game against the Titans, and is questionable to return, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

Analysis: The extend of the injury isn't clear at the moment, but expect the team to update his status throughout the game, or after at the least. With Johnson sidelined, expect Greg Ward and Braxton Miller see increased roles in the offense.

Aug 8, 2019 6:49 PM EST

Joins Eagles after AAF success

Johnson signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Johnson was one of the top players in the Alliance of American Football, leading the now-defunct league in catches (45), targets (70) and receiving yards (687), while only Rashad Ross bested his five receiving touchdowns. The 30-year-old also has a noteworthy NFL track record, as he was selected by Green Bay in the seventh round of the 2013 draft and ended up playing 39 games for Minnesota from 2014 to 2016. Johnson even had a brief stretch of fantasy relevance late in the 2014 campaign with six straight games of at least 38 receiving yards. He could push for the No. 4 wide receiver job in Philadelphia, competing with the likes of Mack Hollins (groin), Shelton Gibson, Braxton Miller, Johnny Holton and Greg Ward.

Apr 9, 2019 8:35 AM EST

Free to sign with NFL teams

The AAF announced Thursday that all players, including Johnson, are immediately authorized to sign with NFL teams.

Analysis: Johnson was arguably the most impressive receiver in the AAF this season not named Rashad Ross, and the 30-year-old ultimately finished the year with a league-leading 45 receptions and 687 receiving yards over eight games. He should be an option for any team in need of veteran depth at wide receiver, especially since Johnson has already shown potential in the NFL ranks thanks to his 2014 season with Minnesota when Johnson caught 31 passes for 475 yards and two scores.

Apr 4, 2019 11:00 AM EST

Leads AAF in receiving

Johnson leads the Alliance of American Football in receptions (11) and receiving yards (252) through two weeks.

Analysis: Johnson is one of the bigger names in the AAF -- a 2013 seventh-round pick of the Packers who posted a 31-475-2 receiving line for the Vikings in 2014. He bounced around the NFL after playing 39 games for Minnesota from 2014 to 2016, most recently getting cut by the Jets at the end of the 2018 preseason. Johnson will turn 30 at the end of February, but he apparently still has enough juice to get another look from the NFL, assuming he makes it through the AAF campaign without any major injuries.

Feb 18, 2019 8:19 AM EST

Released by Jets

Johnson was waived by the Jets on Friday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Johnson, a training camp standout who nabbed Sam Darnold's first pro touchdown, has nonetheless not managed to stick with the team. The 29-year-old will attempt to catch on elsewhere around the league as a depth option at the receiver position.

Aug 31, 2018 10:40 AM EST

Can't duplicate success from preseason opener

Johnson was targeted three times in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins, catching two passes for 22 yards.

Analysis: Johnson took a step back in Week 2 of preseason after recording 45 yards and a touchdown in the first exhibition match. He'll need to ramp things back up next week if he wants to make the roster.

Aug 17, 2018 8:44 AM EST

Catches Darnold's first pro touchdown

Johnson caught three of five targets for 45 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 17-0 win over Atlanta in the preseason opener.

Analysis: Johnson is right around the roster bubble in New York, but he certainly helped his case with this performance. Former Vikings teammate Teddy Bridgewater hooked up with Johnson for a 23-yard gain late in first quarter, and the receiver made an even bigger play late in the second quarter when he caught a 14-yard touchdown pass thrown by Sam Darnold. Johnson actually caught the ball in the end zone on the previous play as well, but that one was called back due to offensive pass interference.

Aug 11, 2018 1:31 PM EST

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