Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweets that the Pittsburgh Steelers are not going to be in on RB Mike Tolbert despite previous speculation that they could be an option for the free agent.
Kevin Acee mentioned that the Panthers and Steelers could both be options for Tolbert now that talks with the Chargers have been stalled. Dulac believes that the Steelers are not going to be able to come close to his ask price. You’d have to think that the Panthers would not be interested in adding another running back.
The Buccaneers have been rumored to be an option in the past weeks and they’d be a more logical fit for him. Overall, the running back market isn’t great which is exactly what caused Darren Sproles to sign a four-year, $14 million contract with the Saints last year.
We have him listed #15 best available free agent in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego mentions that RB Mike Tolbert could find interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers after he was unable make even little progress with the Chargers over the weekend.
Of the two, Acee believes that the Steelers are the favorites to sign him.
Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that things are currently don’t “look good” in regards to a contract extension for RB Mike Tolbert. Gehlken adds that talks have “really stalled this morning” after negotiations began to pick up in recent days.
Last night, there were reports that the Chiefs still have interest in signing him despite adding Peyton Hillis a few days ago. Hillis signed a very reasonable one-year contract worth $3 million so it’s hard to say that the Chiefs would be willing to offer him a whole lot more than that. Tampa Bay was another team that reportedly had interest in him so it make sense to see him start making some visits to prospective teams if talks between him and the Chargers don’t pick in the very near future.