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The Panthers added Mike Tolbert to DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart this offseason, giving Carolina three running backs who can get it done around the goal line.
The thinking is that trio will subtract from Cam Newton's total of rushing scores -- he had 14 last season. That may still be true, but the opportunity will still be there for Newton to rack up plenty of fantasy points on the ground.
Head coach Ron Rivera told CBS Sports' Pat Kirwin on Tuesday that he will not be restricting Newton in the run game this season. He expects Newton to rush six or seven times per game and continue to be a threat in the red zone. Source: FFToolbox.com
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The Carolina Panthers should be better offensively than a year ago when then-rookie quarterback Cam Newton set a bevy of records and the unit was one of the more entertaining in the NFL.
The Panthers' defense should also be improved, as it is healthy knock on wood and made some changes that should make for at least a slightly better pass rush, pass coverage and a greater...
With Cam Newton coming to town, Tampa Bay's overhauled defense is bracing for a stern test in its debut under coach Greg Schiano.
Newton's Carolina Panthers routed the Buccaneers twice a year ago, with the versatile young quarterback throwing for four touchdowns and running for four more in the meetings between the NFC South rivals.
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According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart missed Thursday’s practice as he continues to deal with a sprained ankle.
RB Jonathan Stewart sits again w/ sprained ankle. Ron Rivera says among gameplans Panthers have prepared is 1 that does not include Stewart.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 6, 2012
Right now, I’d be surprised...
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.Fantasy Spin:Stewart worked on cutting and running on the side and Panthers coach Ron Rivera is reportedly optimistic about the running back's availability for Sunday. However, we wouldn't start Stewart in fantasy even if he plays.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's optimistic running back Jonathan Stewart will play Sunday in the season opener at Tampa Bay.
Stewart sprained his right ankle in the team's third preseason game Aug, 26 and hasn't practice since.
Although he was held out of practice, Rivera says Stewart "moved around very nicely" during a private workout Monday. Rivera...
Steve Smith: Smith (foot) fully practiced Wednesday, the Panthers’ official site reports.
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Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart did not participate in the team's practice Tuesday after experiencing soreness in his sprained right ankle, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Stewart took part in an extended workout Monday, which may have prompted the issue. He will travel with the team to Florida on Tuesday to begin preparations for...
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Tampa Bay is one of my underrated teams. In case you haven’t been following throughout the offseason, what I attempted to do this year was identify 5 underrated and 5 overrated teams going into the season and then bet them pretty much blindly for the first few weeks of the season until the odds makers...
The Panthers practiced for two hours in full pads Wednesday at IMG Academy, where temperatures hovered in the high-80s with plenty of humidity. But there was enough of a breeze to make it bearable.
Running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle) ran and did cuts on the side, then worked on an underwater treadmill. Ron Rivera said Stewart he is optimistic Stewart will play Sunday against...
Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer tweets that Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart was held out of another practice on Thursday.
Person adds that the team is preparing as if Stewart will not be part of their gameplan for this weekends game against the Buccaneers.
Stewarts dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered towards the end of the preseason, and while its not believed...
The Carolina Panthers are practicing at their home today at practice fields adjacent to Bank of America Stadium and then theyre getting out of town.
The Democratic National Convention will be held in the stadium Thursday and the Panthers dont want to deal with the security hassles that would be involved as they prepare for their season opener Sunday at Tampa Bay.
The Bucs have confirmed what has been expected for days: ticket sales for Sundays regular-season opener against the Carolina Panthers have fallen short and the game will not be shown on local television, Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Per NFL rules, when sales do not reach a minimum threshold in the Bucs case 85 percent of non-premium seating at least...
Week 1 is often a surprise. Raise your hand, who had Kevin Ogletree? Exactly! So we will walk this precarious balance of who you should start. It gets harder, but that's half the fun. This is of course not telling you what you know. It is advising you on those of whom you maybe waffling. 5. DeAngelo WilliamsNormally I would not advise starting anyone in a running back by...