With DeAngelo Williams shifting from a walking boot to a cast over his sprained ankle, the veteran runner is all but officially out for Sunday's tilt with the Chicago Bears.
Panthers HC Ron Rivera is holding out hope that Jonathan Stewart will take his place after missing Sunday's loss to the Ravens with a knee injury, per ESPN's Ed Werder. Even if he plays, look for Stewart to share time with a combination of Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker and the newly signed Chris Ogbonnaya.
Teams in need of long-term RB help could pick up Stewart since it looks like Williams will be out a while. If Stewart can’t play, then it will be some combination of Fozzy Whittaker, Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya in Week 5.