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Steelers Free Agency: Mike Tolbert Thinks Pittsburgh Would Be A Good Fit

Chargers running back Mike Tolbert thinks that the Steelers would make sense as a potential free-agent fit this offseason.

Tolbert, who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent late Tuesday, mentioned early on in the interview that that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are two teams that will be on his radar. Tolbert did however say later on in the interview that he and his agent have sat down to list several teams where he thought he would be a fit and that list included the New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins also as good fits for him … Tolbert was also asked about the money he would command and admitted he would like to hit the big pay day, but ultimately it will come down to his market value and what he and his agent deem as fair.

Given Rashard Mendenhall’s injury and the amount of uncertainty surrounding their running back situation, the Steelers could certainly use Tolbert, who rushed for 490 yards and caught 54 passes for 433 yards last season. But as Steelers Depot points out, Pittsburgh doesn’t have a ton of cap space and isn’t usually a big player for high-priced free agents. Unless his value unexpectedly drops, don’t expect him to wind up in black and gold. This is certainly an interesting idea, however.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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