NFC South Morning Jog: X-Rays Negative on Jonathan Stewart's Ankle

Knox BardeenNFC South Lead WriterAugust 27, 2012

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Photo courtesy of the Associated Press

Each morning, I like to start the day off with a workout—usually a morning jog. I can clear my head, plan my day and think about what’s going on around the NFC South.

Carolina Panthers

Jonathan Stewart left Sunday's game with an apparent right ankle injury. His X-rays were negative, according to the Charlotte Observer, but he has already been ruled out of Carolina's Week 4 preseason game.

Thomas Davis made his return to the Panthers linebacker corps Sunday and could bolster that third-down unit. [Charlotte Observer]


Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons pass rush seems to be looking better through three preseason games. [Atlanta Field Report]

Atlanta made its cuts to 75 players well before the 4 p.m. ET deadline established by the league. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]


New Orleans Saints

The Saints took Sunday off and will take Monday as well, according to WWL TV, to prepare their homes and families for Tropical Storm Isaac, which may turn into Hurricane Isaac by Wednesday and strike Louisiana. The team may leave New Orleans early and practice in Nashville for its final preseason game Thursday.

The Courier gave big props to the Saints organization for landing Barrett Ruud for a late-round draft pick. The linebacker depth chart in New Orleans has been decimated by injury.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers canceled practice Monday, according the Tampa Tribune. The team will likely work out but do nothing on the field. Tampa Bay leaves for Washington on Tuesday.

Starting right guard Davin Joseph will have season-ending surgery for a torn patellar tendon Monday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.