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January 12, 2014

Stewart out, Smith active for Panthers vs. 49ers

Jonathan Stewart said multiple times this week he was running comfortably in practice with little to no pain, but the running back will not play Sunday for the Panthers.

Stewart is inactive for Carolina's home playoff game against San Francisco. He has not played since spraining his MCL against New Orleans in Week 14.

It should come as no surprise that wide receiver Steve Smith is active. He said Saturday on his Instagram account that there was no way he would miss the playoff game.

The Panthers must feel confident in Smith's status because receiver Marvin McNutt, who's the team's fifth receiver, is inactive.

Also inactive for the Panthers are receiver Tavarres King, cornerback Josh Norman, linebacker Dan Connor, tackle Travis Bond and defensive end Wes Horton.

San Francisco cornerback Carlos Rodgers is inactive. This is the second consecutive game he's missed with a hamstring injury.

--Jonathan Jones


Posted by Observer Sports on January 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM | Permalink


Should have traded him when we had the chance years ago...

Posted by: Robert | Jan 12, 2014 11:41:37 AM

he practiced! Why isn't he playing?!?!?!

Posted by: Big Rob | Jan 12, 2014 12:22:11 PM

Stewart is of absolutely no value

Posted by: Bull123 | Jan 12, 2014 12:35:49 PM

Is Keyjon Barner starting over Stewart after Stewart practiced all week long??????and he has playoff experience,please help me with this.

Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 12, 2014 12:37:26 PM

Stewart sprained his hand signing the back of his check this week.

Posted by: Ghoul | Jan 12, 2014 12:49:04 PM

Heck yeah GO NINERS!

Posted by: CamIsAScam | Jan 12, 2014 12:59:03 PM

Ref. #71 should learn to ref consistantly, one Ref called a 15 yard penalty on our guy for head butting the the 49ers do it right in front of the ref and he does not throw a flag....He seen the other ref earlier throw it and choose not to be consistant.Refs are on 49ers side we see that......

Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 12, 2014 2:42:43 PM

We have to test the edges at the goal line instead of going straight ahead. Shula you must be more cunning in the 2nd half.Our Defense must play lights out in this 2nd half.

Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 12, 2014 2:45:31 PM

I really ? how bad we want this game offensively, If we are to have a chance inning this game the offense is going to have to open it up!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 12, 2014 3:08:26 PM

2 sacks back to back with Cam holding the ball statue of liberty style....Dorsey wheres the 3 second ...4 sceond clock that you are suppose to remind Cam of????????

Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 12, 2014 3:21:41 PM

If 49ers score again its over,,And our defense must get the ball back for the offense to have a chance..

Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 12, 2014 3:23:08 PM

Gettelman I hope your are taking notes for the draft and free agentcy. We need Receivers badly..

Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 12, 2014 3:25:50 PM

Too bad fig newton wasn't on IR. All physical abilities no mental abilities. Oughta run for president.

Posted by: E Wing | Jan 12, 2014 3:32:10 PM

They have youthful talented receivers and our #1 is 35 years old ,he cant do it alone.We just arent stacked enough in certain positions Gettleman I hope you will fill in the pieces of the puzzle off season....

Posted by: Anonymous | Jan 12, 2014 3:43:34 PM

Fill in the pieces by drafting a QB that can actually learn from experience. Where was super dud today?

Posted by: E Wing | Jan 12, 2014 3:56:11 PM

People of charlotte cam newton is no superman and neither are the rest of the panthers. Time for them to take a fast freight train out of town and let the real men play.

Posted by: bryan tucker | Jan 12, 2014 4:17:21 PM

Time to make Stewart permanently inactive....been costing us a lot and staying in the tub!

Posted by: David Crabb | Jan 12, 2014 7:57:57 PM

Its time to say goodbye to Stewart the same way it was done to Jeff Otah. He can't stay on the field and will be cut in the off season.

Posted by: Whitecomet77 | Jan 12, 2014 9:02:59 PM

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