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Jonathan Stewart | Running Back | #28

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 235
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / CAR
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Jonathan Stewart managed 29 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, catching one pass for a loss of one.
Stewart gave the Panthers an early scare when he limped off with a first-quarter foot injury, but he missed only a few series and hit pay dirt from a yard out in the second quarter, jackknifing head first over the pile. Stewart didn't have a run longer than five yards until the fourth quarter, when he ripped off a gain of 12. The Panthers largely abandoned the run when they fell down by two scores. J-Stew had a workmanlike 2015 season (242-989-4.1-6), but is no longer an asset in the passing game and turns 29 this May. The Panthers need to think about adding explosion to their running back stable this offseason. Feb 7 - 10:58 PM

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Jonathan Stewart limped off the field with a left foot injury on the Panthers' second drive of the Super Bowl, but returned on the team's fourth possession.

Stewart has battled toe, foot, and ankle injuries for his entire NFL career, and ankle problems most recently. He was listed as questionable to return before coming back on the field late in the first quarter.
Feb 7 - 7:11 PM

Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is among seven Panthers listed as questionable for next week's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

Thomas Davis (arm), Charles Johnson (knee), Ryan Kalil (knee), Kawann Short (knee), Mike Tolbert (knee) and Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) also drew questionable tags. Of those seven, only Stewart, Davis and Tolbert missed practice on Friday. Ultimately we'd expect all to suit up for next week's Super Bowl in Santa Clara. Jared Allen, who missed last week's NFC Championship with a foot injury, was not listed on the injury report.
Jan 29 - 2:22 PM

Jonathan Stewart (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

Stewart's status is in zero doubt for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Cal. on Feb. 7 at 6:30 PM ET.
Jan 28 - 2:43 PM

Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Super Bowl 50 isn't for another 10 days, and coach Ron Rivera expressed zero concern about any of the injured Panthers. Stewart will be fine. He played through the minor issue in the NFC Championship and totaled 88 yards.
Jan 27 - 2:44 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 19 times for 83 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for five yards in the Panthers' NFC Championship Game win over the Cardinals.

Stewart was held in check before he ripped off back-to-back power runs late in the second quarter, gaining 17 and 23 yards. He was stuffed on a goal-line carry two snaps later. Stewart has been a bellcow for the Panthers' run-heavy offense all season. Against a stout Broncos pass defense, Carolina will need another big game from J-Stew to win Super Bowl 50.
Jan 24 - 10:04 PM

Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is probable for the NFC Championship game against the Cardinals.

Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) is also probable, while RE Jared Allen (foot) has been ruled out. Stewart rolled his ankle in the second half last week against the Seahawks but practiced this week, and coach Ron Rivera expressed minimal concern. The Panthers will likely again lean on their running game.
Jan 22 - 12:13 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is "confident" Jonathan Stewart (foot, ankle) will be ready for Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

J-Stew was officially "limited" Thursday, but barring a Friday setback, he'll start and carry the load against the Cardinals' tough run defense.
Jan 21 - 2:30 PM

Jonathan Stewart (foot, ankle) returned to practice Thursday.

Stewart was held out Wednesday as a precaution after rolling his ankle against the Seahawks, but he was always expected to play. He should get a full workload against the Cardinals.
Jan 21 - 11:57 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he's planning to ease Jonathan Stewart (ankle) back into action.

Stewart missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury but is fully expected to play against the Cardinals in Sunday's NFC Championship. He's coming off a strong showing against Seattle in the Divisional Round (106 rushing yards, two touchdowns).
Source: NFL.com
Jan 20 - 5:07 PM

Jonathan Stewart (foot/ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Stewart is on the field, however, donning sneakers and is expected to do some side work. Coach Ron Rivera said Stewart's ankle got rolled up in the second half of the Divisional Round win over the Seahawks, in his first game back from a five-week absence due to a sprained foot. Rivera has said he expects Stewart to be fine for the NFC Championship game against Arizona.
Jan 20 - 11:16 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart had his ankle rolled up against the Seahawks.

There was concern Stewart re-injured his sprained foot, but Rivera said that was not the case. He will get treatment this week and should be fine for the NFC Championship. Stewart had 19 carries for 106 yards and two scores in the Divisional Round win.
Jan 18 - 12:57 PM

The Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones reports Jonathan Stewart "tweaked" his sprained foot in the Panthers' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

Coach Ron Rivera said after the game Stewart was a bit sore, so the Panthers rotated at running back more often in the second half. Stewart told Rivera after the game he felt "pretty good." Stewart's practice participation will be important to monitor this week, but early indications are he will be fine for the NFC Championship.
Jan 18 - 11:27 AM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 19 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

In his first game since spraining his foot in Week 14, Stewart became the first running back to run for 100 yards on the Seahawks since Jamaal Charles in 2014. On the first play of the game, Stewart took a handoff between the right guard and the center 59 yards into the red zone and finished the drive off three plays later with a four-yard touchdown. He added a one-yard touchdown plunge in the second quarter. Running room was a little tougher to come by the rest of the day, but Stewart's legs looked very fresh. Coach Ron Rivera said after the game that Stewart was a bit sore, which is why they played it more conservative with him in the second half, but Rivera expects Stewart to be fine for the NFC Championship game against the Cardinals.
Jan 17 - 4:34 PM

Jonathan Stewart (foot) is active for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Seahawks.

Stewart was a full participant at practice this week and wasn't even on the Panthers' final injury report. Cameron Artis-Payne and Mike Tolbert could see a few carries as change-of-pace options but Stewart will be running the show on Sunday. He broke out for 78 yards and two touchdowns against Seattle in Week 6, though the Seahawks were without run-stuffer Bobby Wagner for that game.
Jan 17 - 12:05 PM