• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Groin issue won't sideline Panthers RB Mike Tolbert on Sunday

    Panthers running back Mike Tolbert (groin) is active for Sunday at Tampa Bay.As his snaps have increased by the game this season, so have his touches, which maxed out at eight (five rushes and three receptions) in Week 3. Overall, six of 11 carries and three of eight targets have occurred in the red zone, signaling that his usage could soon hit paydirt.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Panthers deem RB Mike Tolbert as probable for Week 4 vs. Bucs

    Panthers running back Mike Tolbert (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay.Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart (leg) both returned to full practices Friday, after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. With Stewart also probable, Tolbert is unlikely to get more than a handful of carries, though it's quite possible a few of those could come at the goal line.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart probable for Sunday

    Panthers featured back Jonathan Stewart (leg) is listed as probable for the Week 4 clash against Tampa Bay.After missing the previous two practices, Stewart returned as a full participant Friday. He should be fine to lead the Carolina backfield, but his upside is limited by his lack of contribution in the passing game, not to mention the ample competition for goal-line carries from quarterback Cam Newton and fullback Mike Tolbert.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert unable to practice Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert (groin) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice. Per usual, Tolbert has handled the red-zone work this season, but the end zone itself has eluded him.With Jonathan Stewart (tibia) sitting out practice Wednesday, Tolbert would normally be in line for expanded reps, but a groin injury is containing the fullback to the sideline as well. As the week continues, expect the backfield situation to receive some clarity.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Panthers RB Mike Tolbert gets his usual reps Week 3

    Panthers running back Mike Tolbert finished Sunday's win over the Saints with five rushes for 16 yards and three catches (on three targets) for 28 yards. Tolbert was handed his usual red zone workload Sunday and also contributed in the Panthers' passing game, finishing third on the team in receptions and yards. Although he's yet to find the end zone this season, Tolbert's 7-10 touches per week evidence his useful role in Carolina's offense.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Panthers RB Tolbert an unlikely option to help replace Benjamin

    With star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin sidelined for the 2015 season due to a torn ACL, the Panthers have to find other options in the passing game to help pick up the slack. One option that could come as a surprise to many folks is 5-foot-9, 250-pound running back Mike Tolbert. "He's a guy that really makes it hard to predict our offense, because we line him up [in so many places] and [do] so many things with him," linebacker Thomas Davis said, per ESPN.com. "He's definitely a huge key. You look at the games we played last year without him, versus the games we played with him, that speaks for itself." Tolbert can play fullback, running back, tight end and the Panthers even line him up wide like a receiver. He also might be Carolina's best goal-line and short-yardage option outside of quarterback Cam Newton. "You kind of think, 'OK, he's a decoy,'" cornerback Bene' Benwikere said of what teams think when Tolbert lines up wide. "You try to say that, and then when they throw him the ball and you're running one-on-one with him, you can't say that no more. It's kind of a mismatch."

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Mike Tolbert finds the end zone in Carolina's playoff win

    Panthers running back Mike Tolbert had two carries for seven yards and one catch for one yard and a touchdown in Carolina's 27-16 win Saturday against the Cardinals. Tolbert ran out into the flat on the goal line when quarterback Cam Newton connected with him for a touchdown. It was Tolbert's first score of the season after the veteran was only able to play in eight games this season due to injury. The Panthers will find out where they will travel after Sunday's Lions and Cowboys game.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Four Panthers merely pitch in to Sunday triumph

    Several Panthers made small contributions to a key win Sunday against Cleveland. Among them was running back Mike Tolbert, who rushed for 19 yards on seven carries. Fozzy Whittaker added five yards on his lone carry. The others did their minor damage through the air. Philly Brown caught two passes for 22 yards while fellow wide receiver Brenton Bersin snagged one for 14 yards.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Many Panthers pitch in with snags to Week 14 victory

    Seven Panthers caught three passes or less, though that was certainly enough for them to chip in to a blowout defeat of host New Orleans on Sunday. The most significant made by one of the minor characters was that of running back Fozzy Whittaker, who helped his team pile on with a 26-yard touchdown catch and run late in the third quarter. Also pitching in from the air were Philly Brown (3-42), Mike Tolbert (2-34), Ed Dickson (1-10), Jerricho Cotchery (1-9) and Brenton Bersin (1-9). Tolbert contributed 28 yards on five carries as well.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Panthers list final injury report for Week 13

    The Panthers unveiled its final injury report for Week 13 against Minnesota. Star Lotulelei (ankle) and Amini Silatolu (knee) were the only two players on the list labeled as questionable. Charles Johnson is battling flu-like symptoms and was ruled as questionable. Meanwhile, the following four players were designated as probable for Sunday: Bene Benwikere (ankle), Philly Brown (illness), Andrew Norwell (thigh) and Mike Tolbert (knee).