Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart has been diagnosed with a torn MCL, a team spokesman told The Charlotte Observer. Coach Ron Rivera said prior to this announcement he was hopeful Stewart would play again this season, but the new diagnosis could change Stewart's status.
In addiition to linebacker Justin Houston, who is out again with a dislocated elbow, the Chiefs' list of inactives for Week 14 at Washington includes offensive lineman Branden Albert (knee), tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), quarterback Tyler Bray, offensive lineman Eric Kush, offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson and defensive lineman Jaye Howard. Bray, Kush, Johnson and Howard are all healthy scratches.
Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston was inactive for a second straight game because of a dislocated elbow Week 14 at Washington. He was ruled out for the contest Friday after being unable to practice all week.