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December 21, 2012

RB Jonathan Stewart questionable for Sunday's game vs. Oakland

The Carolina Panthers may have Jonathan Stewart back in the fold Sunday for the first time since Week 12 when they play host to the Oakland Raiders. 

Stewart is listed as questionable, his highest status since suffering a high ankle sprain against Philadelphia almost a month ago. He was "very doubtful" in the two weeks following the injury and was listed as out last Friday before the San Diego trip.

He was limited in practice Friday, and head coach Ron Rivera said he'll wait to see how the ankle reacts to the participation before making the call for Sunday.

Starting center Geoff Hangartner is listed as doubtful with a foot injury that kept him out of the San Diego game. Starting in his place again would be Jeff Byers should he be unable to go.

Joining Stewart on the questionable list is starting right guard Garry Williams, who did not participate Friday due to an illness that's been going around the Panthers' offensive line. C/G Thomas Austin and T Byron Bell returned to practice Friday and are probable.

Also probable are DT Dwan Edwards (wrist), DE Charles Johnson (rest) and WR Brandon LaFell (toe).

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on December 21, 2012 at 01:58 PM | Permalink


we've done better with D Will. that speaks volumes....

Posted by: big gulps | Dec 21, 2012 2:08:15 PM

D. Will still can't run the ball. If someone touches his ankle, he's tackled. He's been fortunate to be wide open on two screen passes where he's been able to score virtually untouched.

Posted by: Authority | Dec 21, 2012 2:20:51 PM

looks like stews pinky toe may be getting better...he packed it in weeks ago...

Posted by: bull123 | Dec 21, 2012 3:11:47 PM

Trade Stewart and Beason and plug some needs on both lines.......

Posted by: Robert | Dec 21, 2012 9:34:48 PM

Injuries aside, Stewart is still the better RB. I say trade DWill and Beason.

Posted by: defensewinsgamesg | Dec 22, 2012 7:57:04 AM

Stewart is not the better back. There is no 'better back'. Both are good in their own ways.

Posted by: James Dator | Dec 22, 2012 8:24:43 PM

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