The Carolina Panthers could have running back DeAngelo Williams back on the practice field Wednesday, coach Ron Rivera said Monday.
Williams has missed the past three games with a high ankle sprain suffered in the first half of a Sept. 28 loss at Baltimore. The team’s all-time leading rusher hasn’t participated in practice since.
Williams walked through the locker room Monday with no visible signs of a limp, but there was tape on his right ankle.
Jonathan Stewart played in Week 7 in the loss to Green Bay so it's possible both backs could be active for Week 8, an early afternoon home game against the Seahawks. Stewart rushed 13 times for 50 yards while Newton added seven rushes. If Williams plays, the three would likely split carries.