According to Pro Football Talk, Carolina Panthers pass rusher Charles Johnson will not be coming home to play for the Atlanta Falcons. The Hawkinsville native and Georgia Bulldogs product has reportedly agreed to terms to remain a member of the Panthers.
According to the report Johnson will make $76 million over six years, with a $30 million signing bonus. Of course, the deal can't even be signed until Friday. At this point it's just a report of a deal being on the way. So the Falcons should keep trying! No.
Johnson's name leaving the market would mean the Falcons would have to turn to Ray Edwards for a big-name defensive end signing, and that's seemed less likely in recent days, unless if you're a John Clayton fan. He's about the only national name who still thinks the Falcons are in the running for the Minnesota Vikings end.