Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/14

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 06: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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 after DeAngelo Williams signed a five-year, $43 million deal with $21 million guaranteed. Williams, the team's first-round pick in 2006, is the leading rusher in Carolina history. Stewart, the Panthers' first-rounder in 2008, is No. 2 on that list. Together they have helped the Panthers lead the NFL in rushing yards since 2008. "We are thrilled to be able to extend Jonathan for five additional years. He is a perfect fit for our organization,” general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement. "He is a playmaker who can make the difference in games and we have seen the impact he and DeAngelo Williams have had on...
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