Jonathan Stewart Signs One-Day Contract To Retire With Panthers


The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they’ve signed RB Jonathan Stewart to a one-day contract so he can retire with the franchise.

Stewart, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2008. He was in the final year of his six-year, $37.811 million contract when he signed a two-year, $8 million deal that included $1.1 million guaranteed with the Panthers last year.

Stewart was set to make a base salary of $1.9 million for the 2018 season when the Panthers released him in March. The Giants later signed him to a two-year, $6.9 million deal.

Stewart was set to make base salaries of $1.4 million and $2.35 million over the next two years when the Giants declined his option this past February. 

For his career, Stewart rushed for 7,335 yards on 1,705 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 162 receptions for 1,295 yards receiving and 58 total touchdowns over the course of 11 years and 134 games. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015.

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