NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 14 0.0 0 0 0

Top DJ Johnson News

  • 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 ESPN.com 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: R