Williams doesn't practice, is among seven Panthers nursing an injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has missed practice because of a sore knee.

Panthers coach John Fox said Wednesday that Williams tweaked the knee and will be evaluated. Williams rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Fellow running back Jonathan Stewart also sat out, but he has routinely missed Wednesday workouts to rest his sore Achilles' tendon.

Defensive end Julius Peppers was limited with what Fox called a "messed up" right hand. Tight end Dante Rosario (knee) also was limited.

Fullback Brad Hoover remained sidelined with a sprained ankle, but backup Tony Fiammetta returned after missing one game with a concussion.

Wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad practiced after missing two games with a knee injury.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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