---Rivera is growing more concerned about whether middle linebacker Jon Beason will be ready for the opening game at Arizona. Beason, who has never missed a regular season game, has yet to practice due to tendinitis in his left Achilles. Rivera said the Panthers have three other linebackers who can play the position if Beason is not ready - Dan Conner, Omar Gaither, and Thomas Williams.
"But we'll make that decision once we get to that week," Rivera said.
on a surprise note, it looks like stewart is practicing even tho rivera said he would be held out.