Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
3 days ago

Stewart rushed three times for 23 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart only played during the first quarter, but was effective in his short time on the field. The veteran reeled off a game-long rush of 23 yards, even though he netted no yardage from his other two totes. The Panthers are focused on preserving Stewart for the long haul this season, so it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't play in their preseason finale, but his brief showing Friday proved he'll be plenty capable of finding room to run once the regular season starts.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
1 week ago

Stewart rushed three times for 10 yards and caught one pass for six yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart made his preseason debut Saturday, getting all four of his touches over the course of Carolina's first three series. The veteran is someone coach Ron Rivera wants to keep fresh this year, so although he should play more in Friday's next preseason game, it wouldn't be surprising if Stewart's touches are still monitored.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Stewart (rest) did not play in the Panthers' preseason opener against the Ravens last Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart's veteran status leaves him little use for the first preseason game, and the Panthers' desire to carefully monitor his workload gave another reason to rest him Thursday. While Stewart's previous foot pain is no longer an issue, he still won't be overextended in the build up to this season, which should provide Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker and tailback Mike Tolbert some first-team reps when he's sidelined.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
4 weeks ago

Stewart's workload will be carefully monitored during training camp and preseason games.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart's first season as the Panthers' clear-cut No. 1 running back allowed him to post his best numbers since 2009, but it also included over 250 total touches, the highest mark over his eight seasons played. That workload would have been even heavier had Stewart not missed Carolina's final three regular season games due to a foot injury. After that ailment resurfaced during the Super Bowl and kept Stewart somewhat limited over the offseason, coach Ron Rivera sees no reason to overextend his starting tailback leading up to Week 1. While Stewart is now 100 percent healthy and looking forward to this season, backups Cameron Artis-Payne and Brandon Wegher's development could allow him occasional breathers, which could help ensure he remains fresh for the long haul.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
4 weeks ago

Stewart (foot) -- who was limited some during OTAs and minicamp -- indicates that he's back to 100 percent health for training camp, the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

A foot injury sidelined Stewart for the final three regular season games of the 2015 season, causing him to fall just 11 yards shy of the 1,000-yard rushing mark. Though he returned for the postseason, there were reports during the Panthers' OTAs that the running back was still dealing with lingering foot discomfort stemming from an injury he sustained in the Super Bowl. Now apparently past the issue, look for the Panthers to give Stewart the occasional veteran's day off during training camp, but the 29-year-old, who is now entering his ninth NFL season, remains to track to head the team's rushing attack this season, with Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker and fullback Mike Tolbert on hand to reprise their backup/complementary roles in the Carolina backfield.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
3 months ago5 Comments

Stewart continues to deal with foot pain stemming from an injury he suffered during the Super Bowl in February, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart's left foot discomfort has limited his participation throughout the Panthers' OTAs as the soreness has lingered for months. He sprained the same foot towards the end of the 2015 regular season as well, which kept him out of the final three games with the playoffs approaching. On Tuesday he was a participant during individual drills, but sat out of the team portion while he looks to get back to 100% soon.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
7 months ago

Stewart gained 29 yards on 12 carries and scored a rushing touchdown, while securing one of two targets for a loss of one yard in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

The eight-year veteran, who endured foot and ankle ailments late in the season and postseason, avoided serious injury in the first quarter after his left leg was trapped under several players following a run and he was momentarily bent backward at an awkward angle. Stewart limped off the field and returned late in the period, eventually diving into the end zone from one-yard out early in the second quarter to close out a nine-play, 73-yard drive. The 28-year-old otherwise found tough sledding on the ground against a ferocious Denver front that yielded little on the day. Although his season concluded with a thud, Stewart gave the Panthers reason to believe he is capable of carrying out the feature back role effectively, gaining 989 yards and six touchdowns on the ground in 13 regular season contests.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
7 months ago

Stewart (ankle) wasn't listed on the Panthers' injury report Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart didn't log a single practice rep in the first week of Super Bowl prep, but upon his arrival in Santa Clara, CA, he's been given the all-clear to proceed as normal. Including the postseason, he's notched 1,178 yards at a clip of 4.2 YPC, while reaching the end zone nine times in 15 games. He'll attempt to keep up the pace Sunday against a staunch Broncos run defense that ranked third during the regular season.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
7 months ago

Stewart (ankle) participated in Monday's practice, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The activity marked Stewart's first since the NFC championship game, but his level of participation was unknown as the Panthers aren't required to submit an injury report until Wednesday. If his appearance at practice is any indication, though, he's taking the first of necessary steps in his quest to play in Sunday's Super Bowl versus the Broncos.

Jonathan Stewart
RB CAR (7)
7 months ago

Stewart (ankle) is listed as questionable in advance of Super Bowl week, the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart didn't take the practice field at all this week, which is no surprise due to the left foot issues that he's dealt with since Week 14. After ripping up the Seahawks and Cardinals for a combined 38 carries, 189 yards, and two touchdowns in the postseason to date, he should be set for Super Bowl 50 against the Broncos, even if his reps remain negligible next week.