Jonathan Stewart | RB | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 12/10/2013 11:11am et
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) will miss at least two weeks with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Huddle Up: Two weeks for a torn MCL? Seems overly optimistic for the oft-injured Stewart. At minimum his fantasy season is over, but maybe the Panthers get him back for the NFL playoffs.
Posted: 12/9/2013 9:53am et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) is believed to have suffered a serious knee injury in Week 14. He'll have an MRI Monday, Dec. 9.
Huddle Up: Just the latest in a long series of injuries that have derailed (and continue to derail) Stewart's NFL career. We'll await word on the MRI before hitting the panic button.
Posted: 11/2/2013 1:44pm et
The Carolina Panthers have activated RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) from the Physically Unable to Perform list and have added him to the active roster. The team also waived RB Armond Smith.
Huddle Up: Stewart is expected to see roughly 8-10 touches this week against Atlanta. He's not worth starting yet but Stewart's role could grow if he stays healthy, making him a viable flex play in the coming weeks.
Posted: 10/30/2013 12:56pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. He is still on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: This could actually be important with DeAngelo Williams missing practice with a quad issue. Keep an eye on both this week.
Posted: 10/23/2013 2:55pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the team is targeting Week 9 for when RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will return to the field. Stewart will travel with the team for their Week 8 game but will not play.
Huddle Up: One more week before Stewart mucks things up for DeAngelo Williams. He is certainly worth a speculative add if you need help at running back.
Posted: 10/22/2013 8:11pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is unsure when RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will be able to return to game action after he resumes practicing this week. 'We'll have to see,' said Rivera, not ruling out Stewart for Thursday, Oct. 24. 'He had a really good week last week, but again we're going to go through the whole procedure and make sure we're really doing things right with him after each day.' Stewart could be ready by Nov. 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: DeAngelo Williams owners are on alert as Stewart's return will obviously cut into his workload. It would seem, though, that's still at least a week or two away.
Posted: 10/21/2013 4:47pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will participate in practice this week but is not sure if Stewart will be able to play Week 8.
Huddle Up: If you have the roster space, Stewart is worth the speculative add. He could cut into DeAngelo Williams' playing time once he starts playing.
Posted: 10/16/2013 6:05pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will not practice this week although he's eligible to be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list. He said Tuesday, Oct. 15, that he likely needs another couple of weeks before he can return to a game.
Huddle Up: It looks like DeAngelo Williams owners won't have to worry about Stewart for another week or two. If Stewart comes back strong, though, Williams could see his role reduced somewhat.
Posted: 10/14/2013 3:49pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he is not sure if RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will be able to practice this week. Stewart is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: When he does finally make his return, it will be interesting to see how much they use Stewart. DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert are playing well, but Stewart could cut into their fantasy value.
Posted: 8/29/2013 2:27pm et
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles) has grimaced in pain, even after slight exertion. It's possible that he could miss the entire season.
Huddle Up: Stewart already is opening the season on the PUP list, and the thought was he'd be good to go come Week 7 but it doesn't sound good at all that's he's still experiencing this much pain. Still, monitor his progress over the next 6-7 weeks and see where he's at.
Posted: 8/27/2013 4:03pm et
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart has been confirmed to start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform List and will miss the first 6 weeks of the season.
Huddle Up: File Stewart away for a late-round draft pick or a midseason pickup, but in the meantime give starter DeAngelo Williams and rookie Kenjon Barner slight nudges up your draft board.
Posted: 8/22/2013 5:25pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles) will visit with Dr. Robert Anderson next week to determine when he will be available to play again.
Huddle Up: It's never good news when one of a players' primary injury recourses is visiting a specialist. Keep Stewart and DeAngelo Williams headed in opposite directions on your draft board.
Posted: 8/20/2013 11:32pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles) will not play in the team's third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22, and the club isn't ruling out placing him on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would cause him to miss at least the first six weeks of the season. 'At this point anything is an option,' head coach Ron Rivera said. '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.' Stewart has yet to practice with the team and will meet with doctors soon. RB DeAngelo Williams has been taking reps with the first-team offense, and RB Kenjon Barner has seen increased opportunity.
Huddle Up: DeAngelo Williams' fantasy stock continues to creep up in Carolina.
Posted: 8/20/2013 11:16pm et
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) did some work on the side in practice Tuesday, Aug. 20, and the team will need to make a decision on whether he'll come off the Physically Unable to Perform list in the next week and a half. The Star-Ledger's Conor Orr thinks Pierre-Paul will come off the PUP list. FB Henry Hynoski (knee) is also expected to be activated.
Huddle Up: The Giants' once-deep defensive front has now thinned out with Osi Umenyiora no longer around and JPP trying to get his back right. While Umenyiora isn't coming back anytime soon after signing with the Falcons, the G-Men are counting on JPP -- and a more productive JPP at that after the obviously-hampered DE slipped from 16.5 sacks in 2011 to 6.5 a year ago.
Posted: 8/12/2013 11:32pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said RB Jonathan Stewart is on schedule in his rehab from offseason ankle surgery and sounded optimistic about the possibility of Stewart being ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: It would be good to at least see something out of Stewart this preseason, but it looks like you're going to have to draft the Panthers' RB strictly on speculation and faith.
Posted: 7/25/2013 12:39pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said team does not know how much RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will be able to practice until he undergoes an extensive physical Thursday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Stewart has been placed on the PUP list, meaning DeAngelo Williams moves out to an early lead on your annual Panthers' RBBC fantasy scorecard. As always, though, stay tuned . . .
Posted: 7/11/2013 12:50pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said RB Jonathan Stewart is progressing after having offseason surgery on both ankles. He wouldn't say whether Stewart would be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: In the meantime, his fantasy value remains down while DeAngelo Williams' is up as the Panthers enter another season with one of the league's longest-running RBBCs.
Posted: 6/24/2013 2:21pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart shot down a report that he was out indefinitely due to cancer. The report was later redacted and clarified as an error.
Huddle Up: Um, oops? Stewart is still slowed from the ankle injury that cost him games last year, but he reported via Twitter that the cancer report was inaccurate.
Posted: 6/14/2013 1:13am et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles) may not be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: It may be June, but it's not too early to move Stewart down a peg or two on your preseason draft board. The ankle issues limited Stewart to 9 games and career-low 336 rushing yards and only 2 rushing/receiving TDs in 2013, and if it's still a problem 6 months into 2013, there's no way you can project having a healthy Stewart come Week 1.
Posted: 6/12/2013 1:08pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart continues to recover from offseason surgeries on both of his ankles and is sitting out the team's three-day minicamp this week as a result. Head coach Ron Rivera said that Stewart is recovering well but didn't say whether he'd be ready for training camp. "The hard part is any time you have both of them done -- whether it's two ankles, two knees, two hips, two shoulders, whatever -- it's going to be a while."
Huddle Up: Clearly Stewart is in midseason form--in that he's hurt. There should be plenty of time for him to get healthy before training camp, but then it's only a matter of time until he gets hurt again. Meanwhile, DeAngelo Williams, Cam Newton, and Mike Tolbert are all lining up to take Stewart's touches off his plate.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:54pm et
Updating a previous report, in late January, the Carolina Panthers and RB Jonathan Stewart made a slight adjustment to his five-year, $36.5 million contract extension reached last August, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Stewart was scheduled to make $1 million in fully guaranteed base salary in 2013, and after the renegotiation he will have his base lowered to $715,000 with a $2.5 million signing bonus. The move actually increased his cap number for 2013 from $2.8 million to $3.015 million in 2013.
Huddle Up: The Panthers know the point of reworking a contract is to reduce the cap number, right? Between Stewart and DeAngelo Williams the Panthers have a butt load (technical term) of money tied up in the running back position. It's unlikely Carolina would commit more money to Stewart if they were thinking of releasing him, which could indicate Williams might wind up a cap casualty. Unless Carolina's front office wants to rework his deal to take up even more cap room.
Posted: 1/15/2013 12:52pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart said he expects a full recovery from the arthroscopic surgery he had on his left ankle last week. Stewart believes the surgery will allow him to rehab both of his ankles during the offseason. He sprained his right ankle twice during the season and suffered a high ankle sprain in the left ankle.
Huddle Up: Due the season-spanning ankle issues that limited him to 9 games, Stewart easily finished with career lows in total yards (493) and total TDs (2) and his fantasy draft stock next summer will reflect that.
Posted: 1/12/2013 11:03am et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart said he underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday, Jan. 11, on his left ankle.
Huddle Up: No timetable has been provided for the return of the oft-injured Stewart. Get well soon cards can be directed to Stewart via Taz in the Huddle forums; he visits daily.
Posted: 12/27/2012 6:58pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 27, because he suffered a setback in his return from an ankle injury. Stewart may not play because of the injury.
Huddle Up: Stewart hasn't played since Week 12, and it's looking very much like his fantasy owners are going to have to continue to look elsewhere for RB help
Posted: 12/19/2012 7:18pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Hampered by a high-ankle sprain, Stewart has missed the Panthers' past 3 games and could very well be done for the season with only 2 more contests left.
Posted: 12/13/2012 6:05pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: It looks as if it'll be the DeAngelo Williams show for the third straight game. Williams is coming off his best outing of the season (112 total yards and a TD on 19 touches), but any fantasy GMs who's rostered Williams for more than a few weeks can attest that the Week 14 showing was definitely the exception and not the rule with the RB.
Posted: 12/12/2012 4:33pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: It could still be another week or two before Stewart can come back from that high ankle sprain, which would be too late for your fantasy season.