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:
- Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall isn’t sure if he’ll report for training camp. He wants a new contract and recently requested a trade while skipping Denver’s mandatory minicamp.
- Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson is excited about Kansas City’s offseason changes.
- Packers safety Nick Collins still appears to be unhappy as he enters the final year of his contract and seeks an extension.
- Titans defensive end William Hayes had just one sack as a rookie, but is setting his goal much higher in 2009.
- Some fans will have a chance to be part of the opening video for the debut of the 40th season of “Monday Night Football”.