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The Carolina Panthers announced this evening that they have extended the contract of RB Jonathan Stewart. The terms of the five year extension are a reported deal worth $36.5 million with $22 million guaranteed. The Panthers have now handed out over $40 million in guaranteed money in the last two seasons to running backs. Last season, the Panthers give fellow running back DeAngelo Williams a hefty contract extension.
Given the fact that Williams received such a lucrative contract last season, and the fact that the Panthers acquired RB Mike Tolbert in free agency this year, there was speculation that Stewart was going to be traded this offseason. The Panthers front office claimed that Stewart was not going to be moved and this move signifies that the team was serious in their statement.
In 2011, Stewart rushed for 761 yards and boasted an impressive 5.4 yard per carry average. The Panthers were the third best rushing offense last season, averaging 150 yards per game.
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When the Panthers signed Mike Tolbert this offseason, it was a head scratching move for both parties. Tolbert has rushed for 1225 yards and 17 touchdowns on 303 carries in the last 2 seasons, along with another 79 catches for 649 yards and 2 touchdowns. He has the talent to be part of a running back tandem somewhere in the league. Meanwhile, the Panthers already had two talented...
The Panthers have committed long-term to running back Jonathan Stewart. They signed the back to a new five-year, $36.5 million contract extension on Saturday.Fantasy Spin:Stewart is still likely to split carries with DeAngelo Williams in 2012 but after the season, it looks like he'll have the starting halfback position all to himself. Stewart is a dual threat as a rusher and...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have reached a five-year contract extension with running back Jonathan Stewart.
Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately available.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says the team is "thrilled" to keep Stewart around to pair with fellow running back DeAngelo Williams, who received a five-year contract last year, and...
The Carolina Panthers announced on Saturday that they’ve signed running back Jonathan Stewart to a five-year extension.
RB Jonathan Stewart has signed a five-year contract extension with the Carolina #Panthers.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 11, 2012
“We are thrilled to be able to extend Jonathan for five additional years. He is a perfect fit for our organization...
Jonathan Stewart never doubted he was going to remain with the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers reached a five-year contract extension with the fifth-year running back hours before their preseason opener Saturday night, meaning Stewart and close friend DeAngelo Williams will remain teammates for the foreseeable future.
The Carolina Panthers guaranteed their one-two punch at running back would stay intact by signing Jonathan Stewart to a five-year contract extension Saturday. The deal, which runs through 2017, is worth between $36.5 million and $42.5 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Stewart is guaranteed $22.5 million, per Schefter's source. Stewart's deal comes one year...
Go ahead, you try telling Carolina's Byron Bell and Thomas Keiser the NFL preseason doesn't matter.
They know better.
Bell and Keiser arrived at Panthers training camp last summer as undrafted rookies and heavy underdogs to make the 53-man roster. Both overcome those odds after strong performances in the preseason.
Bell made the opening-day roster and started 12 games...
I may have been one of the harshest Cam Newton critics coming into last season. I knew he had talent, it just wasn’t conventional talent that typically translated to immediate NFL success, and I am not afraid to admit when I am wrong.
He had a historically good rookie season, putting up gaudy statistics, and winning over skeptics from all over the vast sea of haters known as...
Actions speak louder than words and in Cam Newton’s case his body language during the fourth quarter of games speaks volumes. So much so that two of his teammates felt the need to talk to him about it last season. Newton speaking to the media a few days after a win against the Houston Texans [...]
Carolina Panthers defensive end Thomas Keiser has found another way to stay hydrated during training camp. He simply ingests chia pet seeds, yes you heard me correctly.
"People ask me all the time if it's the same stuff that's in Chia Pets. It is," Keiser said. "I'll have probably two or three tablespoons in somewhere between two-thirds...
Alright, so there are basically two ways this thing works out. Carolina Panthers Defensive End Thomas Keiser is either the biggest moron of all time or this story is total ********.
From Panthers.com Staff Writer Max Henson:
“People ask me all the time if it’s the same stuff that’s in Chia Pets. It is,” Keiser said. “I’ll have probably two or three tablespoons in somewhere...
Between the Panthers’ 5 year extension to DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers have committed a combined 43.5 million guaranteed to two different running backs, DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, in the last 2 offseason. Last offseason, Williams got 5 years, 43 million with 21 million guaranteed and Jonathan Stewart now has received 5 years, 36.5 million with...
The Panthers have waived/injured offensive tackle Lee Ziemba and signed free agent guard Andre Ramsey.