Running back Jonathan Stewart didn’t land on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of camp, but a hamstring injury has left him unable to perform at training camp all the same.
Things are looking up for Stewart, though. He made his training camp debut on Sunday, suiting up for practice for the first time since getting hurt in a pre-camp workout.
Whether or not their receivers have been unfairly maligned, the Panthers are going to need to be able to move the ball on the ground to put up points this season so having a healthy Stewart to go with DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert is attractive. It’s also been elusive.
Injuries have been a constant for Stewart since 2011 and he’s averaged under 3.7 yards per carry in just 15 games over the last two seasons. Reports of his spring work were good, but they won’t mean much if things keep trending in that direction.