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Bills bulk up the backfield, sign Mike Tolbert

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The Bills got rid of the Ryan brothers, and they’re still bulking up to try to compensate.

According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, the Bills are signing former Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert.

Tolbert will come in with some familiarity with new coach Sean McDermott, but he’s also the second fullback they’ve added today.

They reached agreement with Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco already today, so they’re clearly trying to send a message about their intent, after bringing back quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the league’s top rushing offense.

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13 Responses to “Bills bulk up the backfield, sign Mike Tolbert”
  1. JackedUpSports says: Mar 8, 2017 4:47 PM

    Few teams even have one fullback nowadays, but two??

  2. pantherfan4life says: Mar 8, 2017 4:50 PM

    We will miss you Mike… you are a class act. Much luck up north.

  3. gadzod says: Mar 8, 2017 4:50 PM

    It’s obvious. Everybody outside of Buffalo that doesn’t watch their games think Tyrod is a good QB because of his low INT numbers, while discounting being dead last in passing. They get fullbacks because if they don’t, McCoy can’t run against a stacked box every play, meaning no yards will be produced. Watkins is an All-Pro WR, but Tyrod can’t get him the ball…

  4. sdchicken says: Mar 8, 2017 4:51 PM

    McCoy, Gillislee, the rookie RB from last years draft, 2 fullbacks? Seems crowded…????

  5. wizwix says: Mar 8, 2017 4:52 PM

    Sweet. Bills are going to field a rugby team. Which makes sense since you gotta try something different to get into the playoffs… Everything else has been done, right??

  6. 60ftlesbianoctopus says: Mar 8, 2017 4:57 PM

    Bills had like 8 no name receivers on roster last season. I’d rather have big name fullbacks than no name receivers who couldn’t catch a cold.

  7. corkspop says: Mar 8, 2017 5:10 PM

    I could foresee the Tolbert signing a week ago. Remember, just because the team agreed to terms with 2 fullbacks today doesn’t mean there will be 2 on the opening day roster.

  8. billswillnevermove says: Mar 8, 2017 5:30 PM

    They are moving Tolbert to RB for goal line. Patrick DiMarco will be the FB. Tolbert was more of a RB than he was ever a FB anyways.

  9. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 8, 2017 5:36 PM

    Yeah, the Bills lacked a true short yardage back, so this makes sense even with the current state of the roster and the other signing today. They also need to protect themselves in the event that Gillislee is signed to a deal they have no intention to match. As far as I know, he’s a pretty solid character guy as well. Looks like they are trying to fill the offensive holes via FA, and turning the defense over to the draft. Which is fine, just need some secondary help.

  10. gjv001 says: Mar 8, 2017 5:40 PM

    Good move by the Bills. Tolbert is not only an asset on the field, but is also an asset in the locker room and off the field.

  11. billswillalwayssuck says: Mar 9, 2017 12:35 AM

    Face facts, jills vermin: The only reason the jills are signing so many running backs is because they know they won’t be able to rely on Tierod to throw the ball.

  12. joetorontoo says: Mar 9, 2017 11:00 AM

    What does this mean for Felton? We’re not going to carry 3 fullbacks… are we?

  13. joma1969 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:38 PM

    Fullback…the new cowbell.

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