Steve Smith returns to practice
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera said wide receiver Steve Smith and linebacker Jon Beason are expected to play in the team's Sept. 9 regular season opener against Tampa Bay after both returned to practice Sunday.
However, Rivera isn't sure about running back Jonathan Stewart, who remains out with a sprained ankle.
With Smith and Beason back, Stewart is the biggest concern as the Panthers enter the season opener. Although the Panthers have plenty of depth at running ...
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