The Carolina Panthers made another key move on Wednesday signing fullback Mike Tolbert to a two-year deal, according to the team's site. This was the same morning they were able to bring back defensive end Charles Johnson with a one-year deal.
Tolbert spent the past four seasons with the Panthers after playing for the San Diego Chargers for the first four years of his career. It certainly has been a good investment for the Panthers as Tolbert has earned two Pro Bowl appearances and two All-Pro selections, one of which came this past season.
While he may not fill up the stat sheet, he is a dynamic player that helps make this offense a little more unpredictable. There are not many players in the league with his size, that can not only block but run the ball and be a weapon in the passing game.
General manager Dave Gettleman talked about Tolbert's skill set in the article, saying ""He's got running back skills. He's got excellent hands. He's smart. He knows how to play the game. This is a classic case of the role that has been designed for his talents is perfect for him."
Tolbert meanwhile has made it clear that he wanted to be in Carolina and was even willing to leave money on the table to return, according to Associated Press' Steve Reed.