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The Panthers announced the signing of Mike Tolbert Monday, sparking speculation that they may trade one of their running backs. Carolina already has DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, and Mike Goodson under contract at the position. Stewart will be a free agent after the season. Williams signed a five-year contract last July and would likely have less value on the trade market.
The team is billing Tolbert as a fullback, indicating they plan to keep all three players. Given Tolbert’s success running the ball with the Chargers, I can’t imagine he signed to become a blocking back. This is probably a front by the Panthers to increase their leverage in trade conversations.
If Carolina ends up trading DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart, which is what I think will happen, it could be good news for both players. They’ve split carries the past four seasons and limited each others’ numbers. While having complementary backs is critical to preserving players’ health, it cuts into stats.
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According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, free agent running back Mike Tolbert is scheduled to visit with the Carolina Panthers.
If the Panthers end up signing Tolbert, it could mean the Panthers will likely place either DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart on the trade block. Person points out that it would likely be Stewart on the way out, since he’s going...
According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, multiple team sources within the Carolina Panthers organization have indicated that it’s “unlikely” they’ll trade running back Jonathan Stewart even though they signed Mike Tolbert.
Stewart is heading into the final year of his current contract and it wouldn’t surprise me if the Panthers end up keeping Stewart and allow...
Unrestricted free agent running back Mike Tolbert is off the market as of Monday morning as he has signed a 4-year deal with the Carolina Panthers according to his agent Joel Turner. There had been speculation over the weekend by San Diego Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee that Tolbert would land with either the Panthers or the Pittsburgh Steelers, but as Gerry Dulac reported on Saturday...
The Steelers are rarely ever players in free agency. When reports arose that the Steelers were favorites to sign ex-Chargers running back Mike Tolbert it made sense. Tolbert is a typical Steelers free agent signing; a player that can contribute, but comes at a reasonable price. However, Gerry Dulac, Continue
There were more than a few eyebrows raised over the weekend when a report surfaced that the Carolina Panthers brought free agent RB Mike Tolbert in for a visit, prompting speculation that the team could have Jonathan Stewart on the trade block. The Panthers are one of the deepest teams at the running back position. Along with Stewart, the Panthers have DeAngelo Williams...
The Carolina Panthers and running back Mike Tolbert came to terms on a four-year deal, a league source told NFL.com's Jason La Canfora on Monday.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tolbert is coming off two productive seasons with the San Diego Chargers.
After he had 735 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2010, the 26-year-old Tolbert followed that up with eight touchdowns rushing...
Free agent RB Mike Tolbert has agreed to a four-year deal with the Carolina Panthers according to Jason LaCanfora on Twitter. The move to bring in Mike Tolbert for an interview has fueled speculation that the Carolina Panthers are going to place RB Jonathan Stewart on the trading block.Tolbert had been linked to the Kansas City Chiefs and even the Pittsburgh Steelers...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers have added more depth to their already deep stable of running backs.
The agent for free agent running back Mike Tolbert said Monday his client has signed a four-year contract with the Carolina Panthers. Joel Turner said Tolbert was so excited about joining Carolina that he left over 1 million on the table on an offer from San Diego....
Internet rumors are just that, rumors and nothing else. Typically deserve little more than just a quick shrug before they're long forgotten as stuff of wishful thinkers. But recent inquiries from multiple channels have us looking into the possibility that The Patriots may be interested in Chargers RB Mike Tolbert.
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Carolina Panthers have signed running back Mike Tolbert to a four-year deal.
With the addition of Tolbert, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jonathan Stewart ends up being traded, since he’s going into the final year of his current contract.
Tolbert carried the ball 121 times for 490 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2011.
Mike Tolbert is a now a member of the Carolina Panthers, and that makes little sense from the outside.
Well if Mike Tolbert is in who is out?
The Panthers are going to deal Jonathan Stewart or DeAngelo Williams at this point… right? Well, except for the little fact that they don’t want to trade Jonathan Stewart, at least from every report that is out there.
As Jason La Canfora...
The Patriots landing free agent WR Brandon Lloyd was as much of a foregone conclusion as that there would be dirt on the ground today.
Lloyd has found a way to play for OC Josh McDaniels for three different teams in as many years. Maybe they are on the same bowling team or something; who knows?
In all sincerity, Lloyd finally began to play up to his potential in Denver after working...
Running back Mike Tolbert has agreed to a four-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network.
Tolbert will now enter a crowded backfield in Carolina and will fight for carries with DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, plus quarterback Cam Newton. But perhaps Tolbert will work as the goal-line back, and the Panthers could opt to...