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Carolina Panthers


Mike Tolbert

Mike Tolbert - #35 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 9"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 11/23/1985
Birthplace Douglasville, GA
College Coastal Carolina
Years played 6

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
54 183 7

Panthers choose Pike over Cantwell for third QB

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 10:01 p.m. ET
The Panthers have kept QB Tony Pike on the 53-man roster and have cut Hunter Cantwell.

Panthers place WR Wallace on I.R.; trim roster to 75

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed WR Wallace Wright on I.R. Tuesday, one of five transactions made by the team.

OT Barton does not report to Panthers camp, may retire

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
OT Kirk Barton decided not to report to Panthers training camp one day after being claimed off waivers. Head coach John Fox believes Barton has decided to retire from football.

Panthers DE Brown restores optimism with recent play

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Expectations have been high for DE Everette Brown since the Panthers traded a first-round pick to move up in the second round and draft him in 2009.

Clausen's toe injury will linger through season

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Rookie QB Jimmy Clausen learned he will have to play the 2010 season through the pain in his right big toe.

Panthers OLT Gross’ rough start not a big concern

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Panthers OLT Jordan Gross' start to the preseason was ugly, but we hear the team is not panicking about his future.

Panthers QB Clausen competing to become top backup

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Speculation that Jimmy Clausen would challenge incumbent Matt Moore for a starting job has mostly died down since the spring, and now he'll need a strong showing just to win the backup job.

Reports: Panthers reach agreement with Clausen

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Panthers have agreed to terms with second-round pick Jimmy Clausen on a four-year deal, according to reports.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Panthers sign third-round pick LaFell

Posted July 20, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they signed third-round pick Brandon LaFell on Tuesday.

Three players competing to become Panthers’ starting right guard

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Mackenzy Bernadeau, Duke Robinson and Geoff Schwartz are Carolina's top contenders at right guard, and each took reps with the first-team offense during offseason practices.

Job security not an issue for Panthers GM Hurney

Posted July 03, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
There are reports that Panthers GM Marty Hurney's contract expired June 30, but we hear Hurney is in good standing with the organization and will not be looking for a new employer any time soon.

Panthers sign fourth-round pick Norwood

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they have signed DE-OLB Eric Norwood.

Panthers sign sixth-round pick Pike

Posted June 22, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they have signed one of the two quarterbacks they drafted in April.

Panthers’ Smith could miss start of training camp with broken arm

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
A source close to Panthers WR Steve Smith told PFW that Smith suffered a broken arm — the same one he broke in a game in December — on Saturday and could miss the start of training camp.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Tolbert ran for a season-high 40 yards and matched a career best with two touchdowns on nine carries on Sunday against the Chargers, his former team.||||||| Tolbert only had two touchdowns all season prior to Sunday's two-score effort.
Posted June 01, 2012
Despite the presence of 1,000-yard running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers are expecting Tolbert to see quite a bit of action on offense and special teams.||||||| The stocky 5-foot-9, 243-pound Tolbert started 30 games over the last two seasons for the Chargers, averaging 4 yards per carry while scoring 19 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught 79 passes for 649 yards during that span, two of those going for touchdowns and became a fantasy darling in the process.
Posted March 19, 2012
The Panthers announced Monday they've signed Tolbert from the San Diego Chargers. Tolbert spent three seasons with Ron Rivera, who was the Chargers defensive coordinator before becoming the Panthers head coach.||||||| "Mike is a very versatile player and is they type of player who do a lot of different things," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. "He can jump in and play fullback, he catches the ball well out of the backfield and plays running back. He's also an outstanding special teams player." Tolbert's agent Joel Turner said his client signed a four-year contract, but would not disclose the financial terms of the deal.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Tolbert had nine rushing yards on four carries with six receptions for 32 yards in Saturday's 38-10 loss at Detroit.||||||| Tolbert continues to a bigger threat out of the backfield with 420 yards from Philip Rivers.
Posted Nov. 11, 2011
Tolbert rushed seven times for 36 yards in Thursday's 24-17 loss to the Raiders.||||||| Tolbert continues to split carries with Ryan Mathews, who had six carries for 34 yards.

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