Former Panthers DE Charles Johnson to Visit Bucs

The Buccaneers are expected to play host to former Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson in the coming days.

Legal tampering begins Monday. Free Agency begins Wednesday. Charles Johnson's trip to Tampa begins right after he leaves the New York Giants.

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If the Buccaneers are able to land Johnson, he would immediately be an upgrade for a unit that has been embarrassingly non-existent since they allowed Michael Bennett to leave as a free agent just a few years ago. With that said, Johnson will also be 30 years old by the time training camp rolls around, and he has been in the NFL for 10 seasons, so the question of, "how much does he have left in the tank, "should be asked.

Johnson missed most of 2015 with a hamstring injury, but before last season, Johnson totaled 52.5 sacks in the previous 5 seasons. 

The Buccaneers have not had a player reach double-digit sacks since Simeon Rice wore the red and pewter. Expect the Bucs to be very active in free agency and the draft looking for different players to help improve their lackluster pass rush.


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