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September 28, 2012

Stewart probable, Davis and Beason questionable vs. Falcons

Running back Jonathan Stewart will likely take the field for the first time since Sept. 16 when the Panthers play at Atlanta on Sunday.

Stewart is listed as probable on the Panthers' injury report Friday along with CB Chris Gamble, S/ST Colin Jones, T Byron Bell and DE Thomas Keiser.

Listed as questionable for the Panthers are three top defensive players. LB Thomas Davis participated fully in practice Friday after suffering a calf injury that kept him out of last Thursday's game versus the Giants.

DE Greg Hardy is questionable after he broke his thumb early in the Giants' game. Head coach Ron Rivera said Hardy's hand will likely be wrapped fully for the game.

Starting MLB Jon Beason has dealt with shoulder and knee injuries since before the Giants' game. He said Beason's soreness tomorrow after Friday's practice will play a big role in his status for Sunday.

"He looked good,"Rivera said of Beason at Friday's practice. "Mentally he was in it and that’s the best part. He stayed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. He stayed in it so when he came out (to practice), the limited reps he took were spot-on so that’s a huge plus."

Listed as out is G Mike Pollak (shoulder) and doubtful is DE Antwan Applewhite (knee).

--Jonathan Jones


Posted by Observer Sports on September 28, 2012 at 01:09 PM | Permalink


Ok, seriously, just how much are Beason and Davis holding back this defense.

Constant holding pattern to see if they can play or not.

Posted by: nate | Sep 28, 2012 2:22:41 PM

beason and davis are done, we all knew that middle of the summer. too bad the people running the team are too tied to what they were in the past.

a classic mistake the top teams do not make.

Posted by: big gulps | Sep 28, 2012 3:05:15 PM

The Carolina Panthers are in denial...Beason and Thomas Davis are done..its like trying to drive a 1970 pinto to California with flat tires....

Posted by: KENJ | Sep 28, 2012 4:10:35 PM

That's why the GM is usually fired after several bad seasons... Hurney is too attached to the players he drafted. We need a fresh set of eyes that has no emotional connection to evaluate the talent on this team!!

Posted by: Chadillac | Sep 28, 2012 4:40:08 PM

i thought fans were supposed to stand by their team and root for them even if their in a slump. everybody has ditched cam and saying beason and davis are done. davis has gotten hurt to many times but beason has only had 1 major injury. a bunch of fair weather fans on this observer.

Posted by: james | Sep 28, 2012 7:26:07 PM

Davis is one tough cookie. He gives all he's got always. It's a wonder he can even walk let alone play at a high level. Benson refuses to let hurts slow him and is a champion always.Icongradulate both of these men on being true Panther's and we're fortunate to have them. They are true team players.

Posted by: Robert Cue | Sep 29, 2012 2:05:52 AM

I would never have thought I'd see the day that I'd respectfully call Smitty the senior statesman of the team but that day is now. He's got everything I like to see in a dedicated professional football player. His desire and ability have no bounds. I often pity the db who tries to out fight him on a pass as that's not the smartest thing to do. You get him riled up and then the Panther becomes one tough cat.

Posted by: Robert Cue | Sep 29, 2012 2:21:27 AM

@james, it's not being a fair weather fan, we are just tired of this same ole mess year after year. We knew Beason and Davis were not going to play in many games, let alone the whole season, due to injuries. Yet they signed both to extensions. They signed five players from the 2-14 team to contract extensions. That makes no sense. Like "big gulps" said, hanging on to injured players and or players not producing is a mistake good team don't make.

Posted by: defensewinsgames | Sep 29, 2012 6:27:46 AM

@ shady oaks rest home- that was probably the most unintelligible post I've ever read...must be a Falcons fan.

Posted by: Mike | Sep 29, 2012 8:28:44 PM

IT'S the OFFENSIVE LINE haters. When Cam drops back, he has everyone in his face instantly. Coaches have to figure ot plays stop the bull rush we can nevr handle. Its the OL and the coaches,period. ANd as we know, GM can barely get a a full team of pro NFL starters, let alone special teamers and any backups. There are dozens of Lineman starting on other teams the panthers cut we never hear about. If you could see the list you would be in shock. And Shockey would give a hell lot more than the backup TEs we have.not to mention superbowl experience and leadership. Not many teams sink all their $ in RBs and subpar DE's, jake delhomme, Jimmy Clausen, Olindo Mare (John Kasay led league in pts last year), on and on. If they were willing to spend all that money they should have kept Peppersand just added Johnson and others to the mix Dante Rosario is lighting it up in SD too as a TE and special teams. Evan Mathis , Will Witherspoon, and others OL are pro bowlers too. Jeff Hangartner had to come back begging for min. salary now he starts (does well) Its not Cam, it's management, ownership- Richardson was wanting to hold on to the replacement REFS-FACT. he is not rational, he has his own stupid agenda to show his ass. Lucky they got CAM after the year Richardson sulked after the labor agreement- What if this team did not luckily have CAM? they'd have trouble winning the Lingerie league...

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