Feb. 26, 2018 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST4:24 PM CT2:24 UAE (+1)17:24 ETNaN:� - The Panthers released Johnson on Monday. Analysis: Johnson spent 11 seasons with the Panthers after Carolina selected him in the third round of the 2007 draft. He played 143 games for Carolina, the most by any defensive lineman. He ranks second in franchise history with 67 1/2 sacks and 20 forced fumbles. Johnson was suspended four games last season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers, and was inactive for the Panthers' playoff game against New Orleans.