Wide receiver Charles Johnson is back in the NFL. The former Viking and AAF standout has signed with the Eagles, according to a team announcement.
Johnson entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2013, but he first made his mark in 2014 when he caught 31 passes for 475 yards and two scores for the Vikings. He wasn’t used a whole lot in his 2015 follow-up, but he managed 20 catches for 232 yards in 2016, his last season in the NFL.
This year, Johnson hooked on with the Orlando Apollos of the AAF and established himself as one of the best offensive talents in the short-lived league. In eight games for the Orlando Apollos, Johnson registered 45 grabs for 685 yards and five scores.
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