Max Henson Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE – For the first time since Week 12, Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is not listed as doubtful or out on the injury report.
Stewart, who has been battling an ankle injury, is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders after practicing in a limited fashion on Friday.
“We’ll see how he is on Sunday,” head coach Ron Rivera said.
“You have to be very smart about that,” Rivera said. “All those things will go into consideration.”
Center Geoff Hangartner (foot) is doubtful and likely to miss his second straight game.
“Apparently we didn’t clean the (offensive line) room fast enough,” Rivera joked.
Defensive end Charles Johnson was given the day off.