Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 9 Days
Stewart (hamstring) had four carries for 26 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's preseason game against the Chiefs.
DeAngelo Williams started the game, but did little before Stewart came in and immediately broke off a 17-yard run. Stewart's two touchdowns came from within the five-yard line, as he continues to be mentioned as a possible goal-line back. With the team looking to ease the wear-and-tear on quarterback Cam Newton throughout the season, the addition of goal-line carries would certainly be a boost to Stewart's fantasy value.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 17 Days
Stewart (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, the Panthers' official Twitter account reports.
Stewart was sidelined for the past couple weeks due to a pulled hamstring. While he probably won't be a full participant in his first few practices, it's still encouraging to see the oft-injured Stewart back on the field. Should he remain healthy, Stewart may be able to play in a preseason game or two, although the Panthers will be careful to ensure he's ready to go in Week 1 of the regular season. At that time, Stewart figures to work in tandem with DeAngelo Williams at running back.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 19 Days
Stewart (hamstring) is slated to work out before Friday's preseason game against the Bills and will be evaluated again Sunday, the Charlotte Observer reports.
The report adds that Stewart, who continues to miss time with a hamstring injury, looked good while running straight ahead on a side field Thursday, which suggests that he is making strides toward a return to practice. There is, however, not a concrete timetable for that eventuality being presented by the team at this stage.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 21 Days
Stewart (hamstring) is expected to play some time this preseason, the Panthers' official Twitter account reports.
Stewart has been sidelined for the past couple weeks due to a pulled hamstring, but is apparently expected to return to action in the near future. Entering the regular season back healthy would be a welcomed accomplishment for Stewart, who has missed 17 games over the past two seasons. Whenever he re-joins his teammates in practice, Stewart figures to work in tandem with running back DeAngelo Williams.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 1 Month
Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) said he expects to miss 2-4 weeks.
The Panthers initially listed Stewart's timetable at 1-2 weeks. Stewart has avoided being placed on active/PUP, but is likely going to miss at least one preseason game. DeAngelo Williams will continue to handle all first-team carries until Stewart returns.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 1 Month11 Comments
Jonathan Stewart pulled his hamstring prior to training camp and will miss the first 1-2 weeks.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 2 Months7 Comments
According to the Charlotte Observer, Jonathan Stewart "showed great burst every time he touched the ball" during spring practices.
Stewart is 27 and DeAngelo Williams is 31, so this season the gap between the two should be much smaller. Stewart is as healthy as he's ever been in his NFL career, while Williams is in his annual-decline phase. Stewart's current fantasy Average Draft Position is undrafted. Considering the cost, Stewart is one of our favorite 2014 running back sleepers. He's never been this cheap.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 3 Months
Jonathan Stewart has been an active participant throughout the offseason program.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 4 Months
Jonathan Stewart is doing yoga and stretching more in an effort to improve his durability.
Over the last two seasons, Stewart has missed 17 games and averaged just 3.65 YPC when he's suited up while battling ankle and knee issues. He's still just 27 years old and expects to participate fully in late-May OTAs, so we're not throwing in the towel on such a talented natural runner just yet. But the presence of DeAngelo Williams and massive holes on the Panthers' offensive line keep the ceiling capped.
Jonathan Stewart RB CAR 6 Months
Jonathan Stewart had his 2014 base salary reduced from $1.5 million to $785,000.
It's unclear if the $715,000 difference was converted to a "signing" bonus to create a bit of additional cap space, or if Stewart took a straight pay cut. Either way, Stewart's roster spot isn't in jeopardy due to an enormous amount of dead money ($18.185 million) it would create if Stewart were to be released.