Ducks in the NFL: Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart Set to Return to the Field

May 30, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart walks to the practice field before the start of practice held at the Carolina Panthers practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers received some good news on Wednesday. Former Oregon Running Back Jonathan Stewart who has sat out the last 11 months with an ankle injury said he is ready to play according to the Associated Press.

The report said that Stewart would have had to be activated from the PUP(Physically Unable to Perform) list by Saturday in order to be on the roster for this weekend’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Panthers Coach Ron Rivera basically alluded to the fact that this did in fact happen.

Carolina is 4-3 on the season and will host Atlanta on Sunday at 1pm PT on FOX. The Falcons had high aspirations for the 2013 season and can still make something out of it, but they have started the year 2-5.

An ESPN Report said,

Stewart, who had offseason surgery on both ankles, took the majority of the snaps at tailback with starter DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) held out for precautionary reasons.

“He looked amazing,” said rookie running back Kenjon Barner, like Stewart a former Oregon standout. “That’s a big man moving and he was moving well.”

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