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December 31, 2009

Williams, Stewart still not at practice

Panthers running backs DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton all missed practice again today, though Stewart appears to be the most likely of the three to play Sunday vs. New Orleans.

Williams and Sutton are nursing ankle injuries. Both missed last week's game against the New York Giants.

Stewart usually practices on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, and may have been given an extra day's rest because of the heavy rushing load he got against the Giants (26 carries for 206 yards). However, coach John Fox wouldn't confirm that.

Cornerback Richard Marshall (ankle) returned to practice on a limited basis.

Wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad (ankle) and tackle Geoff Schwartz (groin) practiced fully after sitting out Wednesday's drills. Quarterback Matt Moore (rib) was back to full participation after being limited on Wednesday.

Receiver Steve Smith appeared on the injury report with his broken arm, but he's out for the season. There's still a chance the Panthers may place him on injured reserve and add another player to the active roster, possibly practice squad receiver Dexter Jackson.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on December 31, 2009 at 01:10 PM | Permalink


i think smith is lobbying to play this week to get his 12 yards...

Posted by: AKJoe | Dec 31, 2009 1:13:41 PM

I think so too, let him get his yards with the cast on

Posted by: mb | Dec 31, 2009 2:04:17 PM

If it means that much to Smith, and he's willing (read: crazy enough) to risk further injuring his arm, then maybe Fox will consider running a quick play for him for a quick 12-15 yard pick up that will end up with him getting out of bounds. I personally don't think the reward is worth the risk, but I'm not the one with a broken forearm. Also, it's not like plenty of players don't play with casts around broken bones; Peppers did it for a few weeks, and Kobe (different sport, but still) is shooting lights out with a broken index on his shooting hand. I guess we'll see.

Posted by: Newsinz | Dec 31, 2009 2:58:19 PM

If anybody could do it, it's Super Steve. That guy is a tough S.O.B.! Broken arm or not, I'd still take him over the other WRs on this team. Go Steve, get your 12 yards, young man!

Posted by: Tarheel Soldier | Jan 1, 2010 11:36:09 AM

come on man! bring in dexter!give him a chance @ WR he will prove.

Posted by: mike | Jan 1, 2010 8:53:47 PM

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