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Jonathan Stewart | Running Back | #28

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 245
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (13) / CAR
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Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Jonathan Stewart (foot, injured reserve) could return this season.
The coach says Stewart will be sidelined eight weeks by a foot injury, a timetable which conveniently fits with the time he must miss after being placed on injured reserve last week. Even if Stewart is healthy enough to return later in the season, there would be little reason to bring him back unless something happened to Saquon Barkley or Wayne Gallman. Oct 1 - 12:38 PM

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Giants placed Jonathan Stewart (foot) on injured reserve.

Stewart's Giants tenure has been an utter mess, resulting in just six carries for 17 yards (2.83 YPC). Wayne Gallman has seamlessly transitioned in as the Giants' backup and should stay there for the remainder of the year even if Stewart returns.
Sep 28 - 3:52 PM

Jonathan Stewart (foot) is out for Week 4 against the Saints.

Stewart is nowhere near fantasy radars. Wayne Gallman is the Giants' No. 2 back.
Sep 28 - 12:46 PM

Jonathan Stewart (foot) didn't practice Wednesday.

Stewart has just six carries this year. He's buried behind Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman as the No. 3 back.
Sep 26 - 3:25 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed twice for eight yards in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.

Stewart got some run after Wayne Gallman left with an injury, but he was the clear No. 3 back before that. Even if something happened to Saquon Barkley, Stewart would not be an enticing fantasy play. He does not need to be rostered in any format.
Sep 9 - 4:19 PM

ESPN NFL Nation's Jordan Raanan believes Jonathan Stewart will be on the Giants' roster in Week 1.

Stewart has performed so poorly this preseason that he's nearly played his way off of the team's roster. He's slugged for a nightmarish -5 yards on 10 carries thus far and will likely sit in the team's preseason finale. The Giants are still hoping he can fill a short-yardage role in the regular season following his two-year, $6.9 million deal in free agency, but those duties will inevitably fall to rookie Saquon Barkley. If the No. 2 overall pick ever misses time, the G-men will be in heaps of trouble.
Aug 25 - 9:16 AM

Jonathan Stewart rushed three times for -7 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Jets.

Stewart wasn't targeted in the passing game. The fading veteran has apparently been ceding ground to sophomore Wayne Gallman in the battle for No. 2 duties, though Gallman had a game to forget on Friday, as well. Stewart finishes the preseason with a nightmarish -5 yards on 10 carries. The Giants will be in a world of trouble if Saquon Barkley misses time.
Aug 24 - 11:06 PM

Jonathan Stewart's place on the Giants' depth chart has been "clouded" by Wayne Gallman's strong preseason.

Stewart has just two yards on seven carries this preseason, while Gallman "seemed to win over" the Giants' coaching staff with a two-score second exhibition game. Stewart could end up in a mentor-only role behind Saquon Barkley and Gallman, and isn't even the clear handcuff to Barkley any longer.
Source: SNY Giants
Aug 22 - 9:42 PM

Jonathan Stewart lost a yard on four carries Friday in the Giants’ second preseason game against Detroit.

Stewart spent most of the night running into brick walls. He couldn’t find any daylight on the opening drive, losing six yards on two carries as the Giants went three-and-out. Stewart is probably the favorite to back up rookie Saquon Barkley this year, though Wayne Gallman outplayed him by a significant margin on Friday night.
Aug 17 - 9:11 PM

NJ Advance Media's Matt Lombardo writes Jonathan Stewart "looked more like a plodding veteran running back trying to hang on" during offseason practices than someone who can contribute this season.

It is a harsh review, but it is not particularly surprising based on what Stewart looked like last season. Despite Stewart getting an absurd $3.45 million guaranteed in March, Lombardo does not expect him to beat out Wayne Gallman for the backup job behind Saquon Barkley.
Jul 10 - 10:31 AM

Giants signed RB Jonathan Stewart, formerly of the Panthers, to a two-year, $6.9 million contract.

The deal comes with $2.95 million in guaranteed money. He also visited the Seahawks and Lions on his free agent tour. Stewart will be reuniting with former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman as well as OC Mike Shula in East Rutherford. J-Stew has shown his age by averaging just 3.62 yards per carry over his last two seasons, though he's also contributed 16 touchdowns during that span. The 30-year-old is little more than a committee back at this stage of his career. The addition of Stewart shouldn't have any bearing on whether the Giants draft Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, assuming he's available with the No. 2 pick.
Mar 13 - 5:41 PM

NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reports free agent Jonathan Stewart will visit the Giants on Tuesday.

Stewart visited the Lions on Monday. Despite averaging 3.78 yards over his past 658 carries, J-Stew is drawing legit interest. He would be reuniting with OC Mike Shula in New York, as well as GM Dave Gettleman.
Mar 12 - 3:57 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Jonathan Stewart will visit the Lions on Monday.

Stewart will get into Detroit ahead of DeMarco Murray, who is also expected to speak with the Lions on Monday. Detroit has to improve their running game this offseason, but it is unlikely either of these end-of-the-road options will get it done.
Mar 12 - 8:52 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports free agent Jonathan Stewart is visiting the Seahawks on Thursday.

After having one of the worst rushing attacks in the league last season, the Seahawks are rightfully looking at all their options this spring. Stewart will turn 31 later this month, however, and has mostly struggled the last two seasons. He is probably not the spark their running game needs.
Mar 8 - 11:31 AM

Panthers released RB Jonathan Stewart.

The 13th overall pick in 2008, Stewart spent 10 years with the Panthers and turns 31 next month. He's coming off a career-worst 3.5 YPC last season and is running on fumes after years of lower-body injuries. The move makes a ton of sense for the Panthers, who save $3.7 million against the cap by cutting Stewart. Carolina will now be in the market for a between-tackles banger at running back, while Stewart will search for a similar role elsewhere. The Bills make sense.
Feb 28 - 11:15 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Kyle Lauletta
3Alex Tanney
RB1Saquon Barkley
2Wayne Gallman
3Jonathan Stewart
GLB1Saquon Barkley
2Wayne Gallman
3RB1Saquon Barkley
2Wayne Gallman
FB1Elijhaa Penny
WR11Odell Beckham
2Bennie Fowler
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Russell Shepard
WR31Russell Shepard
2Cody Latimer
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Scott Simonson
LT1Nate Solder
LG1Will Hernandez
C1Jon Halapio
2Evan Brown
3Spencer Pulley
RG1Patrick Omameh
2John Greco
RT1Chad Wheeler
K1Aldrick Rosas