Williams hobbled off the field in the final minute of Carolina’s win overSan Francisco last weekend and hasn’t practiced since. The team has provided noupdate on the injury and Williams hasn’t talked to reporters.
Saturday’s decision means Jonathan Stewart(notes) will likely get the start againstthe Rams as the Panthers try to jump-start the league’s 23rd-ranked rushingoffense.
After Williams rushed for more than 1,100 yards last season, the 2009 ProBowl selection has been held to 361 yards on 87 carries. Stewart has 148 yardson 50 carries.