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Jonathan Stewart has torn MCL
Monday, December 9, 2013, 9:54am
The Panthers are apparently holding out hope Stewart will return in Week 17, but that's probably a stretch. For now, the RB situation in Carolina looks a little clearer from a fantasy perspective as DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will now carry the load, most likely the rest of the way.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7:11pm
Monday, December 2, 2013, 10:04am
MNF Injury Report - Brady, Gronk, Amendola PROBABLE
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 4:45pm
CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee), S Steve Gregory (finger)
CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Aqib Talib (hip), RB Leon Washington (ankle)
CB Drayton Florence (groin)
DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring), T Jordan Gross (not injury related), RB Mike Tolbert (not injury related)
Tom Brady and Danny Amendola were all full participants in practice while Rob Gronkowski was limited Saturday, but all three are expected to play. Not listed on the injury report was RB Shane Vereen, who has not officially been added to the roster as the Pats remain at 52. While Vereen's expected to play, he's also obviously pretty risky especially on a Monday night game. It's a tough passing matchup this week against the Panthers, but the Pats have had an extra week to prepare and are coming off a shredding of a pretty good Pittsburgh passing defense.
Panthers won't force feed Jonathan Stewart
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:15am
Stewart practiced in full pads Wednesday for the first time since last November, and afterward pronounced himself good to go.
“I feel ready,” Stewart said.
“One thing we can’t worry about is making sure everybody gets enough touches. What has to happen is when these guys get their opportunities they have to be quality touches,” HC Ron Rivera said.
“We can’t force things. What we’ve got to do is (offensive coordinator) Mike (Shula) has to continue to call his game the way he wants to call it, and at the end of the day when you get your opportunity, make the best of it.”
Stewart is ready for his chance, saying his first carry Wednesday was a play called “20 Iso,” with Mike Tolbert the lead blocker.
DeAngelo Williams sat out of practice with a bruised quad, but is expected to play. His upside takes a hit with Stewart back, but it doesn't sound like the team is going to force feed Stewart the ball in his first game back.