NFL's Panthers place Stewart on PUP list
Carolina also placed guard Edmund Kugbila, the team's fourth-round draft pick, on injured reserve Tuesday with a knee injury and waived-injured defensive tackle Frank Kearse and wide receiver Joe Adams.
Stewart, a graduate of Timberline High School in Lacey, said his goal is to return for Carolina's Oct. 20 game against the St. Louis Rams.
Stewart hasn't practiced with the Panthers since undergoing offseason surgery on both ankles. He says his right ankle remains a problem.
The decision likely means more playing time for DeAngelo Williams, the franchise's all-time leading rusher, and opens a roster spot for either Tauren Poole or Armond Smith.
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