RB Jonathan Stewart will miss his third straight preseason game Thursday night at Baltimore and Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't ruling out the possibility of putting the running back on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
If that happens, Stewart would miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
"At this point anything is an option," Rivera said following Tuesday's practice. "What you're hoping is you can get him on the football field and we'll see once the doctor gets a chance to look at him."
A spot on the PUP list for Stewart is a huge bump in value for DeAngelo Williams. We rank Williams 34th with an ADP of the 10th round, but that would surely change if Stewart is lost for the first six games. Rookie RB Kenjon Barner has seen increased action in Stewart's absence as well.