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Mike Tolbert

Panthers DE Charles Johnson placed on injured reserve, eligible to return in November

On the same day the Panthers officially added defensive end Jared Allen, Carolina placed defensive end Charles Johnson on the injured reserve with a designation to return in eight weeks.tmpplchld Johnson suffered a hamstring strain in last week's 27-22 win against New Orleans, and an MRI Monday revealed it was bad enough to shelf Johnson for multiple weeks.tmpplchld The Panthers used their lone IR-return designation on Johnson, who will be eligible to return to practice as early as Nov. 10 and to a game on Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys.tmpplchld The injury was to Johnson's right hamstring, which was already injured earlier in the week and kept Johnson out of two...