Charles Johnson out vs. Dolphins

Updated: November 22, 2013, 4:31 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A knee sprain suffered on an illegal play in Monday night's victory over New England will keep defensive end Charles Johnson out of Sunday's game at Miami, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday.

It will be the first time Johnson has missed a game since the 2011 finale, when he had a back injury. Rivera hopes his sacks leader (8.5) will be back the following Sunday against Tampa Bay. The Panthers have won six straight and seven of its past eight to improve to ...

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