Strange sight at Panthers OTAs Monday.
RB Jonathan Stewart was running some conditioning sprints after practice.
Now, he's still not participating in individual drills, but he's at least doing something, and that's progress.
He hasn't missed a game as a pro, and was last year's leading rusher, but he's developed a history of not doing much this time of year.
We'll see what it means come training camp, but this was the closest Stewart's come to taking part in June since he's been here, so you take it for what it's worth.
They're hoping his offseason surgery to remove some bone spurs which contributed to last year's Achilles soreness has him able to do more in camp. But as long as he shows up on Sundays as he has for two years, no one's really quibbling about the running around in shorts portion of the season.
-- Panthers coach John Fox has occasionally knocked some time off the end of OTAs, but don't expect that this year.
This team is too new, too young to get too many days off.
They'll work again Tuesday and Wednesday before dispersing for the summer, and reconvening in Spartanburg for training camp.
— Darin Gantt