By all indications, running back Jonathan Stewart is likely to play Sunday when the Panthers host New Orleans.
Stewart missed the regular season opener with a sprained ankle but he’s returned to practice this week, showing improvement each day.
“He’s looked better and better,” HC Ron Rivera said. On Wednesday, Rivera said Stewart showed some hesitation early in practice when he had to make cuts on his sore ankle. That was gone in Thursday’s workout.
“You could see he didn’t think about it,” Rivera said.