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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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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

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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

ESPN's David Newton "could see" the Panthers releasing Jonathan Stewart.

Stewart is entering the final year of his contract and is due a $1.9 million salary and $1.6 million roster bonus. Cutting him would save the Panthers over $3.7 million against the cap. Stewart turns 31 next month and averaged a career-worst 3.5 YPC last year despite running behind one of the league's better offensive lines. Stewart had two 100-yard rushing games in 2017 and failed to top 70 yards in the 14 others. Carolina could/should go younger at the position.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 21 - 10:01 AM

Jonathan Stewart rushed 11 times for 51 yards in the Panthers' Wild Card loss to the Saints.

Stewart opened both halves with long runs, but he was mostly bottled up otherwise. It is a fitting end to a season which saw Stewart top 70 yards just twice despite almost 200 carries in 15 games. He did find the end zone seven times and now has 23 total scores in the last three seasons. If the Panthers bring him back at his $1.9 million salary, Stewart should be in for a similar role next season.
Jan 7 - 8:45 PM

Jonathan Stewart (back) wasn't listed on the Panthers' final injury report for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Saints.

Stewart was a surprise scratch last week after having his back tighten up hours before Carolina's regular season finale in Atlanta, but it was never thought to be a serious injury. He'll lead the backfield in Sunday's playoff opener with impressive rookie Christian McCaffrey occupying his usual role on passing downs. On a slate that also includes Todd Gurley, Leonard Fournette, Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt, J-Stew won't be high-owned in DFS this week.
Jan 5 - 1:05 PM

Updating an earlier report, Jonathan Stewart (back) was upgraded to full practice on Thursday.

As expected, he'll be ready to go for Sunday's Wild Card game in New Orleans. J-Stew averaged 4.43 yards per carry with one touchdown in two games against the Saints earlier this year.
Jan 4 - 2:35 PM

Jonathan Stewart (back) is practicing Thursday.

It is his second session in a row after coach Ron Rivera said he expected the running back to "be fine." Despite sitting out the season finale, Stewart looks on track to play Sunday against the Saints.
Jan 4 - 11:26 AM

Jonathan Stewart (back) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

As expected, Stewart will be fine for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Saints.
Jan 3 - 2:34 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects Jonathan Stewart (back) to "be fine."

Stewart's back tightened up on Sunday morning, but he reportedly told the coach he is "feeling better already." It would be a surprise if he is not ready to face the Saints on Sunday.
Jan 1 - 12:56 PM

Panthers declared RB Jonathan Stewart, S Kurt Coleman, QB Garrett Gilbert, CB LaDarius Gunter, WR Mose Frazier, DE Zach Moore and G Trai Turner inactive for Week 17 against the Falcons.

Stewart's back tightened up Sunday morning. He tried to give it a go in pregame warmups but the Panthers decided to hold him out. Had he played, it would have been Stewart's first year without an absence since 2011. Stewart will finish the year with 680 rushing yards, his fewest since 2013. J-Stew produced just two touchdowns in his first 10 games of the year but finished strong by visiting the end zone five times over his last five outings. Set to turn 31 in March, Stewart has devolved into little more than a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option. We imagine he'll see fewer carries next year as first-round pick Christian McCaffrey takes the next step in his development. Stewart's contract runs through 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:01:00 PM

Jonathan Stewart rushed seven times for 19 yards in the Panthers' Week 16 win over the Bucs.

He caught a pass but lost one yard on it. Since his outlier three-touchdown Week 14, Stewart has rushed for 46 yards on 18 carries in the past two games. He'll again be a TD-or-bust RB3 in Week 17 against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Davis Webb
3Kyle Lauletta
4Alex Tanney
RB1Saquon Barkley
2Jonathan Stewart
3Wayne Gallman
4Jalen Simmons
5Robert Martin
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Saquon Barkley
3RB1Saquon Barkley
2Wayne Gallman
FB1Shane Smith
WR11Odell Beckham
2Cody Latimer
3Travis Rudolph
4Hunter Sharp
5Kalif Raymond
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Roger Lewis
3Russell Shepard
4Amba Etta-Tawo
5Marquis Bundy
WR31Roger Lewis
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Jerell Adams
4Scott Simonson
5Ryan O'Malley
LT1Nate Solder
2Victor Salako
LG1Will Hernandez
2John Jerry
3Zac Kerin
4Nick Gates
C1Jon Halapio
2Brett Jones
3Evan Brown
RG1Patrick Omameh
2John Greco
3Chris Scott
4Malcolm Bunche
RT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
3Nick Becton
K1Aldrick Rosas
2Marshall Koehn