CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jonathan Stewart is likely to get his
second straight start at running back for the Carolina Panthers
with DeAngelo Williams still sidelined with a sprained left foot.
Williams missed practice again Friday and is listed as doubtful
for Sunday's game against New Orleans. Williams hasn't played or
practiced since getting hurt in the final minute of Carolina's win
over San Francisco on Oct. 24.
Stewart managed just 30 yards on 14 carries in last Sunday's
loss to St. Louis in which the Panthers (1-6) had 25 net yards
Carolina will again be without right tackle Jeff Otah against
the Saints because of a lingering knee injury. Linebacker Dan
Connor is probable with a sore hip after practicing Friday.