Jonathan Stewart to return Nov. 3

Updated: October 22, 2013, 6:06 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Running back Jonathan Stewart said Tuesday he expects to play for the first time this season when the Carolina Panthers face the Atlanta Falcons at home Nov. 3.

"Wow, he ruined the surprise," said coach Ron Rivera, confirming the team's plans.

Stewart received cheers earlier in the day when he returned to the practice field for the first time since injuring his right ankle in a Nov. 26 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

He underwent offseason ...

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