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Chiefs to meet with free agent Mike Tolbert

San Diego Chargers' Tolbert gets past Baltimore Ravens' Lewis to score a touchdown during their Sunday Night NFL football game in San Diego Reuters

Peyton Hillis isn’t the only “big back” visiting the Kansas City Chiefs.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs will be hosting free agent Mike Tolbert on Wednesday. Tolbert, a 5-foot-9, 243-pound bowling ball with surprising versatility, might be a slightly cheaper power back option to complement starter Jamaal Charles.

MDS posted earlier that Hillis will visit Kansas City, though the date of the meeting is unclear. Hillis is 6-foot-2, 250, so it’s pretty clear the Chiefs are targeting a powerful change-of-page runner to for their backfield.

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10 Responses to “Chiefs to meet with free agent Mike Tolbert”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:00 PM

    Tolbert >>> Hillis

  2. unfkwthabl says: Mar 13, 2012 9:00 PM

    ill take tolbert of hillis in KC

    ive been hearing him a lot on nfl sat radio and he seems like a stand up guy… doesn’t seem to attract drama the way hillis does.

    GET MIKE KC!

  3. phillysteak24 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:05 PM

    Players usually sign with KC to end their careers. No clue why players like Hillis or Tolbert would subject themselves to a place like that, who cant win and I confidently say that this is one team that I will never see reach the Super Bowl in my lifetime.

  4. mthoover says: Mar 13, 2012 9:07 PM

    Get them both. They need a power back and real solid #2 in case JC doesn’t recover well from the ACL and they need a fullback in the event that they can’t resign McClain.

    Chiefs are obviously thinking the best way to beat Peyton Manning if he ends up in Denver is to pound the ball on the ground…and keep him off the field.

  5. icanspeel says: Mar 13, 2012 9:07 PM

    As a Chargers fan I have to say Tolbert is a good guy and tough player. I am hoping the Chargers try to bring him back, but seems doubtful

  6. nineroutsider says: Mar 13, 2012 9:08 PM

    I’d love for the 9ers to make a run at Tolbert, love that guy. The 9ers need a short yardage back that runs forward (AD, watch Tolbert film and take note!).

  7. tropboi11 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:11 PM

    V-Jax to Tampa baby!
    But yeah Tolbert will be better with Charles than Hillis is. The Chiefs will land one of them for sure

  8. bett10 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:15 PM

    If you get the chance you have to take key players away from your rivals. Go get him kc.

  9. blacknole08 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:40 PM

    Peyton Hillis is the new Mike Alstott. I’d take Tolbert though because he’s more versatile. Chiefs have some serious speed on offense though

  10. downslide33 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:20 PM

    I think Ben Jarvis Green Ellis would be a much better option for KC than either Tolbert or Hillis

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