Washington looks to break the streak of road losses. But it faces a tall task today as an eight-point underdog against undefeated Carolina.
Injury derailed Johnson in training camp, and then even when healthy again, he never managed to work his way back up the depth chart until now.
Christine Michael participated in his first practice as a member of the Washington Redskins practice squad on Friday.
Safety Trenton Robinson ruled out, linebacker Keenan Robinson sounds unlikely to play and nose tackle Terrance Knighton is questionable.
Nose tackle Terrance Knighton and cornerback Will Blackmon returned to the field on Friday after missing Thursday’s practice.
Insider: Five story lines to follow in the Redskins' game against the Panthers
The Redskins are 8½-point underdogs going into Sunday's game against Carolina at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, but Washington (4-5) will try to defy the odds and hand the Panthers (9-0) their first loss.
The Redskins defensive allowed a 70-yard run on the first carry against the New Orleans Saints.
Running back has been with Cowboys and Seahawks already this season.
Redskins rookie wide receiver, a native of the Charlotte suburbs, expects to have nearly two dozen friends and family members at Sunday's game.