Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart — sometimes called the Daily Show — has been a daily disappointment throughout Carolina’s training camp.
The promising second-year player has barely been on the field over the last month because of an Achilles injury. The trend of missing practice goes back to his rookie year, and it has continued this offseason, where he has participated in a total of eight days of football activities, going back to OTA and minicamp season.
Stewart, however, says he’ll be ready when the Panthers open their season next Sunday against Philadelphia.
“The timeline is to play against Philadelphia,” Stewart said after sitting out Thursday’s preseason finale.
Even more important for the Panthers, linebacker Jon Beason says he’ll “absolutely” be ready to go for the opener.
Now all Carolina needs to do is find some defensive tackles to keep blockers off Beason or the Panthers’ rush defense could be in for a long season.