Tolbert gained 18 yards on five carries in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos. He also fumbled twice, losing one. The eight-year veteran had a difficult time holding onto the ball against an opportunistic and hard-hitting Denver front seven, getting stripped at the Broncos 40-yard line in the second quarter by Darian Stewart after a game-long 11-yard run. Tolbert was also separated from the ball in the first quarter, but was able to recover. The Coastal Carolina product was once again used sparingly on offense in his fourth Panthers season, carrying the ball 62 times and securing 18 receptions. However, he served as valuable veteran insurance in Jonathan Stewart's first season as a feature back, and heads into free agency with the likelihood of filling a similar role on either the Panthers or another club in 2016.
Tolbert (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl versus the Broncos. The Panthers' rushing attack is powered by Jonathan Stewart and Cam Newton, but Tolbert still got in on the act on a weekly basis, averaging five touches per game in the regular season. Among those looks were 17 carries and seven targets in the red zone, which is a weapon that may be utilized in the most important outing of the campaign.
Tolbert (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Panthers, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Tolbert spent the week immediately after the NFC championship game in the trainer's room rather than the practice field, but full practices dominated this week, paving the way for active status Sunday. Nonetheless, he'll likely be contained to short-yardage situations behind Jonathan Stewart.
Tolbert (knee) practiced fully Wednesday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Tolbert took the week off following the NFC championship game to rest a knee injury, whose extent wasn't severe enough to impact his practice reps to start this week of prep. As long as he sustains his activity level, he'll be available as a short-yardage and goal-line option for the Panthers' varied rushing attack.
Tolbert (knee) is listed as questionable heading into Super Bowl week, the Panthers' official site reports. Tolbert joined Jonathan Stewart (ankle) in the trainer's room this week, as the duo's health is paramount to powering the ground game. Expect Tolbert to take the practice field at some point in advance of the Super Bowl, though he'll likely be relegated to short-yardage and goal-line looks behind the top dog that is Stewart.
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