CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says if Cam Newton wants to take the next step in his progression as a quarterback — and extend his career — he needs to borrow a page from Michael Jordan.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart reminded teammates, fans and upcoming opponents just how dangerous he is with the ball in his hands, rushing for two touchdowns in Carolina’s 28-16 preseason win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Now he has to prove he can stay healthy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has his way, Cam Newton won’t be running as many read-option plays as he has in the past.
If Jonathan Stewart runs the way he did Sunday night, Newton won’t need to.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Help is on the way for the Carolina Panthers’ offense.
Coach Ron Rivera said quarterback Cam Newton and running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart will play in the team’s second preseason game Aug. 17 against Kansas City. All three practiced Sunday after missing Carolina’s preseason opener against Buffalo.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart isn’t concerned about his latest injury limiting his effectiveness this season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night.
The same can’t be said of often-injured running back Jonathan Stewart.
The Carolina Panthers are in the driver’s seat for an NFC South title, first-round bye in the playoffs, and possibly even the number one overall seed making the way for home-field advantage. They still have to get past the Atlanta Falcons though, and that won’t be an easy task with some offensive weapons on the shelf.
Carolina has been on a roll for almost the entire season, and they’ve been able to stay relatively healthy along the way. With the most important week of the season approaching, some key names are on the shelf when they are needed most.
The Carolina Panthers have a lot on the line with this weekend’s game against the New Orleans Saints. The NFC South will slip away with a loss, but the Panthers are going to have just about everyone healthy and ready for the fight.
Jonathan Stewart tore his MCL and will miss the rest of the season as the Carolina Panthers try to wrestle the NFC South crown from the hands of the New Orleans Saints. Here is the injury report for the Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets game as the Panthers try to keep pace.