Johnson (knee) wasn't listed on the Panthers' injury report Wednesday. Johnson managed just one limited practice last week, yet he turned a new leaf with his removal from the injury report to begin the final week of the season. After putting together a quiet campaign, he tallied a sack in both playoff games to date, marking his first sacks since Week 1.
Johnson (knee) returned to practice Friday, Lindsay Jones of USA Today reports. Johnson's absence from practice Wednesday and Thursday didn't raise too many worries, as its believed that his knee injury is minor. As long as he doesn't see any setbacks next week, he should be good to go.
Johnson (knee) did not practice Thursday. Johnson is nursing a minor knee injury and the Panthers are electing to play it safe by holding him out of practice. There's not much concern about Johnson's status for the Super Bowl barring any setbacks.
The Panthers don't want Johnson (hamstring) to play more than 30 snaps in Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Johnson will be activated from IR/designated to return at some point Tuesday, setting him up to play in a game for the first time since Week 3. He should be a solid IDP option for Week 13, but owners can probably do better for Week 12, given that Johnson will be limited.
Johnson (hamstring) will be activated from IR/designated to return on Tuesday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. Johnson may still need to practice, but it sounds as if he's expected to return for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. His return would provide a big boost for a defense that got along just fine without him.