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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:52:03 -0700
The Carolina Panthers exercised FB Mike Tolbert's option for 2014 and 2015 seasons Friday, March 15.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Tolbert's value to remain relatively unchanged this year in the Panthers' offense unless DeAngelo Williams is dealt on draft day, which is entirely possible.
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 12:02:21 -0800
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert said he believes the offense under offensive coordinator Mike Shula will be similar to the one the team used when Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski was the coordinator. "You never know what (a coach) has planned," Tolbert said. "But at the same time, I think the basic scheme of things probably won't change much." Tolbert thinks Shula's hiring will be good for QB Cam Newton because he will not have to learn a new offense.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:18:43 -0800
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert entered the Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargers, his former team, with 90 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the first 13 games. He posted 40 yards on nine carries with two scores, all season highs.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:34:59 -0800
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert was fined $21,000 for a blindside block against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:04:28 -0800
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart led the way with 31 rushing yards on eight carries in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos, and he added two receptions for 23 yards. RB DeAngelo Williams was stuck in neutral, running six times for just six yards, and RB Mike Tolbert rushed twice for only six yards.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:06:41 -0800
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (head), OG Geoff Hangartner (knee), OT Jordan Gross (non-injury), DE Frank Alexander (knee), DE Charles Johnson (hip), DT Dwan Edwards (ankle) and LB Thomas Davis (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as probable for Week 10.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:44:01 -0800
Carolina Panthers DE Frank Alexander (knee), LB Thomas Davis (knee), DT Dwan Edwards (ankle), OT Jordan Gross (non-injury), OG Geoff Hangartner (knee), DE Charles Johnson (hip), DE Thomas Keiser (elbow) and FB Mike Tolbert (head) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 8.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:49:02 -0800
Carolina Panthers DE Antwan Applewhite (hamstring), LB Thomas Davis (knee), DT Dwan Edwards (ankle), OT Jordan Gross (non-injury), OG Geoff Hangartner (knee), DE Charles Johnson (hip), DE Thomas Keiser (elbow) and RB Mike Tolbert (head) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:13:50 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart carried 10 times for 35 yards in the Week 7 game against the Dallas Cowboys, and he added three receptions for 11 yards. Stewart had 13 touches, while RB Mike Tolbert had three carries (no catches) and RB DeAngelo Williams had two carries and no receptions.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:35:38 -0700
Carolina Panthers RBs Mike Tolbert and DeAngelo Williams each posted rushing touchdowns in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Williams led all running backs with 14 totes for 69 yards and the TD, while Tolbert had just three yards on two carries. RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) was also back after missing the Week 1 loss. He had 11 carries for 51 yards while adding a 17-yard touchdown reception on his only catch of the game.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:52:22 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert made his team debut in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he was held to just two yards on one rush, and eight yards on three receptions.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:06:28 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (foot), FB Mike Tolbert (undisclosed), OT Jordan Gross (undisclosed) and LB Jon Beason (hamstring) all missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 29, and will miss the team's final preseason game.
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:59:53 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams said he's happy with his role in the team's crowded backfield this year. He averaged less than 10 carries per game last season, largely due to the presence of RB Jonathan Stewart and surprising rookie QB Cam Newton. Williams' workload could be even less in 2012 with the addition of RB Mike Tolbert.
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 20:58:30 -0700
The Carolina Panthers signed RB Mike Tolbert to improve their special teams, diversify the offense and provide insurance in the event they are unable to re-sign RB Jonathan Stewart, who is eligible for free agency after the season. "Look at how San Diego used him," head coach Ron Rivera said. "They used him as a fullback. They used him as a back in certain situations, especially short-yardage stuff. They split him out. There's so many different ways you can use this guy."
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 20:58:09 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert said Saturday, June 2, that he left $1 million on the table to leave the San Diego Chargers and bring his family to Charlotte. "I just wanted to raise my daughter in the South," Tolbert said. "I just think this is a better place to raise a family."
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 09:34:38 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera indicated the team will use FB Mike Tolbert as the short yardage running back, the lead blocker for the other running backs and a receiver that lines up on the outside at times.
Sat, 24 Mar 2012 08:41:05 -0700
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is intrigued with the running backs that are on the roster and the team would be content with RBs DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Goodson and FB Mike Tolbert on the roster.
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:26:01 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert left over $1 million on the table on an offer from the San Diego Chargers in order to join QB Cam Newton and the Panthers. "That's how bad he wanted to play there," agent Joel Turner said. "He loves the idea of playing for Ron Rivera and being on the same team with Cam Newton. He just thinks it's a great fit."
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:23:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers signed FB Mike Tolbert to a four-year deal worth as much as $8.4 million. The deal includes $2.7 million in guaranteed money.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:08:10 -0700
The Carolina Panthers are expected to line RB Mike Tolbert up at fullback and use him in a variety of ways.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:33:08 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert's agent, Joel Turner, said Tolbert left over $1 million on the table from the San Diego Chargers to sign with the team. Financial terms of the deal have yet to be revealed.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:08:36 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Carolina Panthers have signed RB Mike Tolbert to a four-year deal, according to a league source, that includes an option for the final two years of the contract.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:41:19 -0700
The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers). Financial terms of the contract were not available.
Sun, 18 Mar 2012 22:30:31 -0700
Officials from the Carolina Panthers had dinner with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers) Sunday, March 18. Tolbert is expected to meet with coaches at Bank of America Stadium Monday, March 19.
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 11:27:03 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers have shown interest in free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers).
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:19:41 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not scheduled to meet with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers).
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 08:12:07 -0700
The New England Patriots are not expected to express interest in free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers).
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 22:43:19 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers might be the frontrunners for the services of free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers). Tolbert is expected to meet with an undisclosed team Saturday, March 17.
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:41:36 -0700
The San Diego Chargers still need to add a backup running back behind starter Ryan Mathews. The team has had discussions with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert about returning and have made an offer to him. They are, however, ready and prepared to move on quickly to another player if Tolbert doesn't agree to terms with them.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:38:59 -0700
Free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers) left his visit with the Kansas City Chiefs without a contract, but the meeting between the two sides went very well and the Chiefs are very much in the mix to sign him.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:15:11 -0700
The San Diego Chargers are closing in on the point of no return with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert. The team wants to know if Tolbert will return or not. If he doesn't, the team may look at free-agent RB Jackie Battle (Chiefs) shortly. Re-signing Tolbert is the team's first option, but they may turn their attention toward other veteran free-agent running backs if Tolbert doesn't seem like he will return soon.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:40:07 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Kansas City Chiefs are meeting with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers) Thursday, March 15.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:31:16 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs will visit with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers) Wednesday, March 14. The team might be searching for a big back to rotate with RB Jamaal Charles (knee), who is returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:35:52 -0800
The Detroit Lions could show interest in free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers), who would be a strong fit for the Lions. Tolbert is accustomed to being part of a committee approach, is a strong in pass protection and catches the ball well. He is not expected to command a high-dollar contract.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:42:37 -0800
The San Diego Chargers appear likely to lose RB Mike Tolbert, an impending free agent. If a deal isn't struck by March 5, Tolbert can become an unrestricted free agent March 13. Talks between Tolbert's agent and team have not gone well.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:33:22 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs may show interest in San Diego Chargers impending free-agent RB Mike Tolbert if he is available this offseason.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:31:49 -0800
The Denver Broncos may show interest in San Diego Chargers impending free-agent RB Mike Tolbert if he is available this offseason.
Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:01:37 -0800
San Diego Chargers impending free-agent RB Mike Tolbert said he would like to re-sign with the team this offseason but will listen to other teams and make the best choice for his family.
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:02:00 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could show interest in San Diego Chargers impending free-agent RB Mike Tolbert, Carolina Panthers impending free-agent LB Dan Connor, Detroit Lions free-agent LB Stephen Tulloch and Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent LB Curtis Lofton and CB Brent Grimes this offseason.
Sat, 07 Jan 2012 12:25:18 -0800
The San Diego Chargers are expected to allow impending free-agent RB Mike Tolbert test free agency this offseason and may not consider him a priority.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 22:04:13 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert carried nine times for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders. He also added a 13-yard reception. Tolbert split carries with RB Curtis Brinkley, as Ryan Mathews (calf) was inactive. Tolbert finished with 490 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns, while also posting two receiving scores. Over the past two seasons, Tolbert has totaled 21 touchdowns (19 rushing, 2 receiving).
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:59:11 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 30, and is probable for Week 17.
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 16:10:12 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:05:41 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner didn't sound too optimistic about the statuses of RBs Ryan Mathews (calf) and Mike Tolbert (hamstring) for the team's regular-season finale against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17 after they both missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. RB Curtis Brinkley took the majority of snaps in practice Wednesday.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:19:39 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Sat, 24 Dec 2011 19:20:41 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert carried four times for nine yards in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, and he added six receptions for 32 yards. Tolbert entered play with a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games, but he was held out of the end zone in this one.
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 21:34:09 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert carried eight times for 40 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens. He also added two catches for 18 yards. Tolbert now has rushing touchdowns in three consecutive games.
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 20:43:00 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert had six rushes for 21 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills. Tolbert has had just six rushes in each of the past two games, but he has also found the end zone in each game.
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 20:58:23 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert had six carries for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 game Monday, Dec. 5, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 13-yard touchdown run was the longest scoring rush of Tolbert's career.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:53:19 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert had 11 carries for 44 yards in Week 12 against the Denver Broncos, and he added 19 yards on three receptions. His 14 touches were the most since Week 9, when he made the start.