The Carolina Panthers have signed defensive end Charles Johnson, the team announced Wednesday.
Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports the deal is for one year and $3 million.
The Panthers released Johnson last week, allowing the veteran to test the free agent market. But despite garnering offers for more money—Person reports Johnson rejected $6 million deals from other teams—Johnson opted to return to the 2015 NFC champions.
Johnson has played all of his nine-year NFL career with Carolina after the Panthers drafted him in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft.
In nine games last season, Johnson recorded just one sack with 12 combined tackles. However, he still holds the mark for second-most career sacks in Panthers franchise history with 63.5.
- Erin Flynn