As of this writing, Tolbert is set to become an unrestricted free agent in less than 24 hours. But the Panthers have signed several guys at the 11th hour over the years, and of course it's an option to sign Tolbert after he becomes an unrestricted free agent as well.
First off, I wouldn't write off
The Panthers weren't shy about testing Stewart's reliability last season and were richly rewarded, but when he did suffer a foot injury late in the year that the Panthers played it safe with in anticipation of the playoffs, one of the young backs got his chance. Rookie
The other young back you're no doubt thinking of is
What are the Panthers' plans with
Artis-Payne took a back seat to Tolbert in the regular season finale, when the bruiser powered his way to a season-high 59 yards on just 10 carries. His touchdown totals have been down the last two years - four total vs. 14 the previous two seasons - but he remains invaluable as a blocking fullback and is a favorite in the locker room.
Again, subject to change, here are the Panthers set to become free agents Wednesday at 4 p.m. when the new league year begins:
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What are the chances the Panthers pick a corner to play opposite
I think the Panthers have their cornerback opposite Norman in
Cornerback is a position the Panthers will consider in the NFL Draft. In the case of Apple, an Ohio State standout, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com advocates your call for Carolina to draft him. However, four of the five analysts in our first Mock Draft Report believe Apple will have already been selected when Carolina picks at No. 30. Far from scientific but interesting nonetheless.