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The Carolina Panthers reached the league’s 75-man roster limit Tuesday night by making four moves.
Carolina Panthers running Back Jonathan Stewart seen in better days last season.
Jonathan Stewart, who is still recovering from off-season surgery, was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. After meeting with a foot specialist on Tuesday about his surgically repaired right ankle, Stewart will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list. “I can spend all my energy being disappointed, or spend all my energy preparing myself,” Stewart said following Tuesday’s practice. “It’s just got to heal up.”
“Our doctors and trainers have been going at it, figuring things out – solutions here and there,” Stewart said. “We’ve put a lot of brainpower behind it. So we’re working at it.”
“He’s made some big strides, some real good things have happened,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera added. “It’s just they’re not going to happen soon enough. So in order to help us as a football team, this is the best move that we could make.”
Stewart, who has been on the preseason PUP list, will be out a minimum of six weeks and is eligible to return in Week 7. He will miss at least five games (the Panthers have a bye in Week 4). This move also opens the door for DeAngelo Williams to get more carries…something he has wanted for the last two seasons.
The two veterans who were placed on the Waived/Injured list are second-year wide receiver/kick returner Joe Adams and third-year defensive tackle Frank Kearse. Adams started last year as the team’s kick and punt returner after Carolina drafted him in the fourth round out of Arkansas. He struggled with controlling the ball, fumbling away a kickoff and muffing a punt in Week 3 against the Giants. Rivera said he believed Kearse injured his knee during the Philadelphia game, but snap counts show it likely happened during the Chicago game since he did not play against the Eagles.
Should they clear waivers and no team picks them up, both players will automatically revert to the Panthers’ injured reserve. Michael Zordich, Kealoha Pilares and Bruce Campbell reverted to the Panthers’ IR Tuesday.
Guard Edmund Kugbila, Carolina’s fourth-round draft pick from April, has been injured most of his time with Carolina, has been placed on the Injured/Reserve list. He struggled all spring and summer with knee and hamstring injuries. Kugbila, a 6-foot-4, 325-pound lineman from Division II Valdosta State, missed nearly all of spring workouts with a sore knee and he strained his hamstring during the first practice of training camp in July. He attempted to practice later in camp but suffered a setback and did not finish the practice session. He is done for the year.
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Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Carolina Panthers have held discussions with DE Greg Hardy‘s representatives regarding a long-term extension.
Person adds that the Panthers discussed possibly getting this deal done before the start of the season.
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The Carolina Panthers announced on Tuesday that they have placed RB Jonathan Stewart on the PUP list.
Stewart, 26, will now miss at least the first six games of the regular season. He recently got a second opinion on his troublesome ankles, which apparently wasn’t positive.
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The Panthers were waiting patiently for a response back from the doctor’s on Jonathan Stewart’s ankle, and the time has come. The doctor’s obviously do not believe he is ready to go, and now the former Oregon Duck will begin the season on the PUP List according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Ian Rapoport @RapSheet13m After […]
After meeting with a doctor about his surgically repaired right ankle Tuesday Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list according to a league source.
Stewart who has been on the preseason PUP list would not be eligible to come off until the sixth week of the season.
The NFL.com's Ian Rapoport was the first to report...
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Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart, who is recovering from surgery on both ankles, will start the season on the PUP list.Fantasy Spin:DeAngelo Williams figures to get the bulk of the workload with Stewart sidelined, though Mike Tolbert will likely steal the goal line opportunities.
According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers and defensive end Greg Hardy are talking about getting a long-term extension done.
The Panthers have been talking with defensive end Greg Hardy and his representatives about possibly getting a long-term deal done before the start of the season, according to a league source.
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H/T: The Charlotte Observer