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Jonathan Stewart gets 5-year deal

Updated: August 11, 2012, 7:35 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

The Carolina Panthers have signed running back Jonathan Stewart to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday.

The deal is worth $36.5 million and could reach a maximum of $42.5 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. It includes $22.5 million guaranteed, the source said.

"We are thrilled to be able to extend Jonathan for five additional years," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement. "He is a perfect fit for our organization. ...

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