The Panthers just announced that six players were placed on the active-physically unable to perform list, and won't practice with the team tomorrow when camp opens.
The list is headlined by RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and RT Jeff Otah (knee), both of whom were expected to participate in some form early in camp. Also on the list was G Duke Robinson, who failed the conditioning test, along with DT Louis Leonard (knee), WR Steve Smith ( arm) and LB Thomas Davis(knee).
Players can come off the PUP list at any time, but not having Stewart and Otah complicates the preparation of an offense that was expected to be the strength of this team. Now, RB Tyrell Sutton will get more reps with the regular offense, and Geoff Schwartz will likely work in Otah's place.
The move could also kill any chance Robinson had of challenging for the starting RG job, which will likely fall to Mackenzy Bernadeau by default, since Schwartz was the other option.
— Darin Gantt