The San Diego Chargers lost running back Mike Tolbert to the Carolina Panthers on Monday when the free agent signed a four-year deal with Denver Broncos head coach John Fox's old team. The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports that Tolbert has signed a four-year deal with the Panthers. That makes four running backs on the roster under contract. The others are DeAngelo Williams, Mike Goodson and Jonathan Stewart. The latter might now be the subject of trade speculation.
With Tolbert being a goal-line and short-yardage-situation running back, Stewart might find himself out of favor in Carolina. While nothing is brewing yet, it wouldn't be surprising if the team looked to trade Stewart. And John Fox might be interested in Stewart if the Panthers did pursue that route.
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