RB - FA
Week 13 Outlook
Mike Tolbert was some what involved in the offense in the second half on Thursday but he only managed to rush for three yards and catch three passes for 13 yards.
Nothing to see here. Tolbert is not worth a roster spot at this point.
Mike Tolbert scored from the goal line on Sunday against the Jets, stealing a touchdown from LeSean McCoy. He carried the ball 12 times for 42 yards and caught his lone target for 12 yards.
Tolbert saw a good amount of work at the goal-line, but he is by no means the "goal-line back." He did well spelling McCoy on drives, and would be a serviceable RB2 if anything happened to McCoy.
Mike Tolbert will serve as the primary backup after the surprising cut of Jonathan Williams.
Tolbert may not see a ton of work, as McCoy is going to get everything he can handle, so he may not be worth a pick up at this time.
ESPN's Mike Rodak is reporting former Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert will sign with the Buffalo Bills.
Tolbert, who was cut by the Panthers last month, is singing with the Bills. With Mike Gillislee and LeSean McCoy already set as Buffalo's go-to one-two punch at running back, Tolbert's role on the offense will likely be in spot situations to give both of the aforementioned rushers rest. He'll also likely receive a handful of goal line and short yardage carries, taking away from Gillislee's workload as well.
The Carolina Panthers have released fullback Mike Tolbert on Tuesday.
After playing five seasons in Carolina, the Panthers have released Tolbert on Tuesday. The veteran fullback was beginning to be phased out of the Panthers' offense in 2016. While he appeared in all 16 games, he only accumulated 186 yards on 45 touches and a touchdown. It was his worst statistical season since 2014. Tolbert, 31, should have no problem catching on with a new club for 2017 as the fullback position appears to be making a comeback in today's NFL landscape.