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Panthers | Jonathan Stewart could go on PUP list

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles) will not play in the team's third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22, and the club isn't ruling out placing him on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would cause him to miss at least the first six weeks of the season. "At this point anything is an option," head coach Ron Rivera said. "What you're hoping is you can get him on the football field and we'll see once the doctor gets a chance to look at him." Stewart has yet to practice with the team and will meet with doctors soon. RB DeAngelo Williams has been taking reps with the first-team offense, and RB Kenjon Barner has seen increased opportunity.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously, this makes Stewart a very risky running back selection. Williams' stock is rising as a result, but neither is attractive as anything more than a very weak RB3. With Mike Tolbert and Barner in the picture, too, this may be one of those running back situations to steer clear of on draft day.

2013-08-20 16:02:36 | Source: The Associated Press

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