Saturday, March 17, 2012

And Just Like That, Mike Tolbert Is No Longer A Consideration

Maybe I was right after all. 

I posted not 12 hours ago that Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego passed along word that free agent running back Mike Tolbert was drawing interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers. News that came hard upon a report that Tolbert and the Chargers were about to separate after contract negotiations went sour.

Kevin Acee, though, may have been misled regarding the Steelers’ supposed interest in Tolbert.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just posted on his Twitter account, @GerryDulac, that Tolbert hasn't any visit lined, and that no deal is happening. 

Specifically, Dulac said, “Go easy on Mike Tolbert to Steelers talk. No visit. Not happening.”

Bringing in Tolbert might have made sense for the Steelers because of Rashard Mendenhall’s ACL tear against the Cleveland Browns at the end of the season, but obviously the Steelers see things differently.

I blogged a week or so ago about the Steelers running back situation being an unknown commodity. At the same time, though, it could be an embarrassment of riches. Time will tell.