The New York Giants have agreed to a contract with Stewart, who was released by the Carolina Panthers after 10 seasons.
Advice: The 30-year-old Stewart is Carolina's all-time leading rusher with 7,318 yards, and his 51 rushing touchdowns rank second in team history. He immediately becomes the most accomplished running back on New York's roster. Orleans Darkwa, who led the Giants in rushing last season, is a free agent. Wayne Gallman and Paul Perkins are also on the roster.
Giants signed RB Jonathan Stewart, formerly of the Panthers, to a two-year, $6.9 million contract.
Advice: 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.
NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reports free agent Jonathan Stewart will visit the Giants on Tuesday.
Advice: 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.