Panthers release Jonathan Stewart

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Running Back Jonathan Stewart spent 10 seasons with the Panthers.(Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN)

CHARLOTTE, NC (Panthers.com) – The Panthers have released veteran running back Jonathan Stewart.

Stewart, selected in the first round of 2008 NFL Draft, has played every snap of his 10-year career with the Panthers and is Carolina’s all-time leading rusher. He had one year remaining on his contract.

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“Jonathan played the game the way you want. He brought an element of toughness as a runner that set the tempo for our team,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “He is a great pro, and I appreciate who he is as a young man and thank him for the contribution he made.”

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