New York Giants expected to sign RB Jonathan Stewart

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The New York Giants have agreed to a contract with veteran running back Jonathan Stewart, who was released by the Carolina Panthers after 10 seasons.

He immediately becomes the most accomplished running back on New York's roster. Now having signed a two-year deal with the Giants, Stewart is hoping to extend his career as he runs towards an 11th season in the NFL. If Stewart finds similar success in NY as he did in Carolina, then it will be a tremendous signing for the Giants.

Stewart will reunite with former Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, who was recently hired to the same position with the Giants.

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The 30-year-old Jonathan Stewart may be carrying the weight of a 10-year National Football League career on his shoulders, but don't for a single second tell him he's got nothing left in the tank.

"I got a lot left", he said on Wednesday during a conference call. "I'm grateful for the owner (John Mara) taking a chance to me and the head coach and coaching staff trusting me".

Stewart was released by the Carolina Panthers at the end of last month, ending his 10-year tenure with the team. He was a first-round draft pick in 2008. If the Cleveland Browns decide not to take Penn State star Saquon Barkley at No. 1, the Giants simply can't pass on a talent like him.

Stewart will be asked to be a leader not just in the running backs meetings but for a locker room looking at a possible facelift after a tumultuous 2017.

He did have six rushing touchdowns, but his yards per carry average was the lowest of his career.

There is always room for growth and I'm excited to be apart of that running back group and I'm sure we have a lot to look forward to at the end of the day. "If you're not competing, not expecting to have competition among the group, you shouldn't be in the business". It doesn't make you better if you're not willing to compete and get better and I see this as an opportunity for that for everyone and I'm excited to get things going.



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