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Jonathan Stewart | Running Back | #28

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 240
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / CAR
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Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could miss up to four weeks.
Including this week's absence, Stewart has now missed 25 games since the start of 2012. Stewart is an effective workhorse when healthy but that's rarely been the case. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker saw similar workloads last week with Artis-Payne going for 58 yards on 13 touches while Whittaker tallied 56 yards on 10 touches. Until a frontrunner emerges from the Carolina backfield, it's hard to endorse either of them as anything more than flex plays. Sep 29 - 3:03 PM

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Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is out for Week 4 against the Falcons.

He hasn't practiced since tweaking his hamstring in Week 2. Consider him week to week. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker will continue to share backfield work in Stewart's absence. Both are low-end flex options against Atlanta.
Sep 29 - 2:52 PM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

As expected. Stewart is fully expected to miss multiple games with his strained hammy. Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker, and Mike Tolbert will again carry the running-back load Week 4 against the Falcons.
Sep 28 - 12:25 PM

Panthers declared RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Brenton Bersin, WR Damiere Byrd, LB Jeremy Cash, CB Teddy Williams, OG Tyler Larsen, and DE Ryan Delaire inactive for Week 3 against the Vikings.

There are no surprises on this list. Stewart is expected to miss at least a couple games.
Sep 25 - 11:44 AM

Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is officially out for Week 3 against the Vikings.

Coach Ron Rivera said he expects Stewart to miss about 2-3 weeks. Cameron Artis-Payne will serve as the starter during his absence, though Fozzy Whittaker and Mike Tolbert are also expected to have roles. Artis-Payne will be little more than an RB3/4 against the Vikings' stout run defense.
Sep 23 - 1:13 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could be out "two weeks, three weeks, four weeks."

This sounds like a classic coach answer. Rivera is simply being facetious with his answer and not trying to tell the whole truth. Stewart has long been a slow healer, however, and hamstring issues in running backs and receiver can linger. Stewart seems pretty certain to miss multiple games. In his absence, OC Mike Shula said the Panthers will use a committee in the backfield.
Sep 21 - 2:46 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will miss "at least a week or two."

Stewart had an MRI Monday morning, but the results are not yet known. Either way, Stewart not going to play against the Vikings, and he could end up missing multiple weeks. Fozzy Whittaker put up 100 yards Sunday with Stewart sidelined, but Cameron Artis-Payne should have a role as well despite being inactive the first two weeks.
Sep 19 - 12:58 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said "there's a little concern" over Jonathan Stewart (hamstring, ankle).

Stewart left Sunday's game in the first quarter and didn't return. He's dealing with multiple injuries, putting his Week 3 status in doubt. The Panthers are expected to activate Cameron Artis-Payne if Stewart misses time, but Fozzy's Whittaker 100-plus yards off the bench give him the edge to start. There should be an update on Stewart no later than Monday.
Sep 18 - 6:35 PM

Jonathan Stewart was forced from Week 2 against the 49ers with a hamstring injury.

Stewart went to the locker room after Carolina's third drive. He was ruled out in the second half. The injury didn't look overly serious, but is a concern with Stewart also dealing with an ankle issue. With Cameron Artis-Payne inactive, Fozzy Whittaker will pick up Stewart's snaps.
Sep 18 - 1:32 PM

Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is active for Week 2 against the 49ers.

Stewart was limited in practice, but should be fine for his normal workload. He's an RB2 in a game Carolina projects to lead throughout. The Panthers inactives are QB Joe Webb, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, CB Damiere Byrd , LB Jared Norris, CB Teddy Williams, OG Tyler Larsen, and DT Paul Soliai
Sep 18 - 11:38 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will play against the 49ers in Week 2.

Stewart was limited at practice this week but his status for Week 2 was never in doubt. He's locked in as an RB2 in an appetizing matchup against San Francisco.
Sep 18 - 8:26 AM

Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the 49ers.

Stewart was limited in practice all week, but coach Ron Rivera said Friday that he expects him to play. In a plus spot against a 49ers team that is double-digit underdogs, Stewart could be in for 20-plus carries Sunday.
Sep 16 - 12:54 PM

Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is practicing again on Thursday.

It was another "limited" session, but two straight days of practice suggest J-Stew will be fine for Sunday. He's a solid RB2 for a game the Panthers should control against the 49ers.
Sep 15 - 12:31 PM

Jonathan Stewart (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

He only took part in individual drills. Stewart's ankle is a little sore but he said he has "no concern" about his status for Week 2 against the 49ers. He rushed 15 times for 64 yards versus Denver in Week 1.
Sep 14 - 6:49 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 15 times for 64 yards in the Panthers' season-opening loss to the Broncos.

Even against a tough defense, Stewart consistently made people miss and finished through contact Thursday night. Unfortunately, Cam Newton stole a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter, leaving Stewart with his typically solid but unspectacular line despite some excellent running. Stewart is a very good back, but his touchdown upside will always be limited with Newton at the helm. Even so, he will be a great option next week against the 49ers.
Sep 9 - 12:36 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Corey Brown
3Brenton Bersin
WR21Ted Ginn
2Devin Funchess
3Damiere Byrd
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
LT1Michael Oher
2Daryl Williams
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Chris Scott
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
RG1Trai Turner
RT1Mike Remmers
2Donald Hawkins
K1Graham Gano