Jonathan Stewart signed a five-year contract extension just hours before a preseason-opening 26-13 loss to the Houston Texans. Reported by NFL.com
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Stewart had been in the final year of his contract. Stewart told The Associated Press it was a relief and a blessing to receive a new deal, and he's excited that he and backfield mate DeAngelo Williams, who refer to themselves as "Double Trouble," will remain together. "I want to be on a good team, and this is a good team," said Stewart. "We got a lot of good guys. The offensive line, Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross... all over the team we got a lot of good guys. There is no other place that I would rather be." Said Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton, "You want to keep your core guys. Obviously Jonathan is a guy you want to invest in not only on the field, but off the field." Stewart continues to offer RB1 talent to Fantasy owners while only getting an RB2 workload.