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Panthers getting back to full house in backfield

Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams AP

The Panthers are going to be near full-strength when they play the Falcons Sunday, in hopes of extending a three-game win streak.

The entire backfield should be intact, as coach Ron Rivera said running back Jonathan Stewart would be activated from the physically unable to perform list Saturday, per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Stewart’s been out since offseason surgeries on both ankles.

They should also have starter DeAngelo Williams, who is listed as probable after missing two days of practice with a thigh bruise.

While a division of labor could be tricky in some cases, Stewart and Williams have a good relationship and have always been willing to share. Of course, they haven’t had too many opportunities to work together in stable situations, since both topped the 1,100-yard mark in 2009.

The Panthers also welcomed defensive end Charles Johnson back to practice, after he missed two days with a groin strain. He’s also listed as probable. Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards is also probable, after missing five games with a hamstring injury.

The only real question mark at this point is linebacker Chase Blackburn, who aggravated a foot injury and was listed as questionable.

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7 Responses to “Panthers getting back to full house in backfield”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 1, 2013 1:34 PM

    Cam Newton is starting to look like a real leader of this team

  2. rhinojr says: Nov 1, 2013 1:43 PM

    Kitties need to ram this down the Falcons throat! Defense looks really good, Steve Smith is pissed (always) and Cam will curtail turnovers…

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 1, 2013 1:46 PM

    Emphasis on “full house” as opposed to “full deck”.

  4. delhommed says: Nov 1, 2013 2:04 PM

    can’t believe we traded Jon Beason for nothing! OMG! He looks healthy on the giants’ roster.

  5. somekat says: Nov 1, 2013 2:27 PM

    Big game. Falcons aren’t dead yet, but if at the half way point of the season, they Panthers can have a 3 game lead and a head to head win against them, they can focus more on catching New Orleans, and less on staying in front of Atlanta

  6. 504in860 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:30 PM

    Falcons are dead. Look at their remaining schedule. RIP.

  7. cpstookcromartiesmanhood3 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:08 PM

    This is a trap game. We need to get the Falcons down early and keep them there. Just hope they don’t look ahead to the tough stretch coming up

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