Saturday roundup: Panthers’ Stewart aims to be ready

The Panthers running back duo of DeAngelo Williams (left) and Jonathan Stewart should be a formidable force this coming season. (Associated Press)

The Panthers running back duo of DeAngelo Williams (left) and Jonathan Stewart should be a formidable force this coming season. (Associated Press)

The Panthers had one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL last year and hope to repeat the feat with the duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart leading the charge. Although Stewart missed all of Carolina’s OTAs due to a sore left Achilles, he told the Shelby Star he should be ready to go come training camp.

    The injury was apparently related to Stewart overcompensating for a toe problem that slowed him down last off-season.“It just kind of flared up,” he said. “I’m pretty much staying off of it to just kind of let it heal.”

    Stewart, who ran for a Panthers rookie record 836 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, didn’t practice at all over the past four weeks, but did participate in the conditioning sprints Tuesday that marked the end of this summer’s OTAs. He ran at a fast pace and appeared to be close to 100 percent.

Other stories from Around the Web on Saturday morning:

  • Packers safety Nick Collins still appears to be unhappy as he enters the final year of his contract and seeks an extension.
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