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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL running back Jonathan Stewart has retired from the league on Tuesday. He spent his time in the league with the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants.

Stewart signed a one-year day with the Panthers. That allowed him to retire with the team.

Former New York Giants running back Jonathan Stewart rushing the ball against the Cleveland Browns
Jonathan Stewart rushing the ball against the Cleveland Browns (Getty Images)

The 32-year-old Fort Lewis, Washington native was a first-round draft pick by the Panthers in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played for the Panthers through the 2017 season. 

He spent the 2018 season with the New York Giants after signing a one-year deal. He served as the backup to Saquon Barkley, who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. 

With the Giants, he appeared in 3 games. He had six carries for 17 yards.

He appeared in the first three weeks of the season, before being lost on injured reserve.

When Stewart signed with the Giants, he signed a two-year, $6.9 million deal on March 14, 2018. The Giants released Stewart on Feb. 6, 2019. By making this move, the team saved $2.525 million in cap space.

The Giants will have $250,000 in dead cap space on the salary cap.

Before signing with the Giants, he spent a decade with the Panthers. He appeared in 131 games with the team, including 64 starts in his tenure.

He had 1,699 carries for 7,318 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns.

His first two seasons in the league, he had a combined 20 touchdowns. He also had just one season when he rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2009 when he had 221 carries for 1,133 yards and the aforementioned 10 touchdowns.

As a member of the Panthers, he also had 162 receptions for 1,295 yards and seven more touchdowns.


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