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Panthers sign third-round pick Johnson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 16, 2007) -- The Carolina Panthers signed third-round pick Charles Johnson.

Johnson, a defensive end from Georgia, is the third of eight draft picks to come to terms, joining fourth-round selection Ryne Robinson and fifth-round choice Dante Rosario.

The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Johnson had 73 tackles and 14½ sacks in three years at Georgia. Johnson had 9½ sacks last season and was a second-team all-Southeastern Conference pick.

Johnson, who left school after his junior season, is expected to contend for significant playing time next season after the Panthers released defensive end Al Wallace in a salary cap move.

Also, the Panthers waived defensive tackle Marques Thornton, who had been signed as an undrafted rookie from Texas A&M.

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