Nothing is official, but the Steelers could be courting Tolbert. Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Will Steelers Land Tolbert From Chargers?


Rumor out of San Diego and also reported by ESPN is that the Steelers are highly interested in Chargers running back and free agent Mike Tolbert.  Tolbert, 1,410 yards and 20 TD’s in 4 seasons, also has a decent set of hands coming out of the backfield – think MeMo but better.  He also is a lower the head and shoulder kind of back – much like Redman already is and what we all wish Mendenhall would be.

Quite frankly, I still don’t understand the need to waste money on a back like Tolbert.  He’s an ok back, but why waste money if the majority of folks feel that Redman is an ‘ok back’?  If anything, he would be a great replacement for MeMo who is also an unrestricted this off season.  Tolbert made $1.8 million last season, and would probably be seeking more – $2.5 or greater.  Can the Steelers afford the acquisition of Tolbert?  Should they even pursue this guy?

Should the Steelers pursue RB Mike Tolbert?

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  • MrAyronB

    @steelersbuzztap Will Steelers Land Tolbert From<–Nope. There’s reports that the Steelers have no interest.

  • joanerhasaboner

    @steelersbuzztap wtf are the steelers thinking?! Do they want to be horrible this season?! #getwardback #wallacetoo

  • SteelerChick

    It’s looking like this isn’t going to happen.

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  • nyc2660

    @SteelersMobile No

  • Jimmy DiDago

     If Tolbert’s in Pittsburgh, We’ll take Moore in Cleveland.

  • SteelerChick

     @Jimmy DiDago Tolbert signed with the Panthers as you may know by now.

  • SteelerChick

    Tolbert signed with the Panthers as you may know by now.

  • craig.nicepickcowher

     @SteelerChick  @Jimmy DiDago I saw that too this morning. I wonder how the Williams/Tolbert pairing will work out for the Panthers.