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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,” Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement, per NFL.com. “He is a playmaker who can make the difference in games, and we have seen the impact he and DeAngelo Williams have had on our team.”

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart signed a five-year extension worth $36.5 million and a max of $42.5, including $22.5 million guaranteed.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2012

It doesn’t make sense for the Panthers to invest so much money in running back’s when they still need a number two receiver.

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