SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Mike Tolbert #35 of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball as he is hit by Quinton Carter #28 of the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on November 27, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Earlier this week the Kansas City Chiefs set up visits with several free agent running backs, including Peyton Hillis and Mike Tolbert. The Chiefs then signed Hillis, which almost made us forget about Tolbert's visit.
The former San Diego Chargers running back did indeed visit KC on Thursday but he left. There's not much buzz surrounding his KC visit so I take it that he's unlikely to land with the Chiefs.
Once the Chiefs signed Hillis, there was really no reason for pick up Tolbert. It would've been cool but, as I've said before, I don't think the Chiefs should be in the business of taking carries away from the best player, Jamaal Charles.
As Acee points out, joining the Panthers would put Tolbert in the same division as a lot of other former Chargers including Drew Brees, Darren Sproles, Vincent Jackson and Michael Turner. (Holy crap, the Chargers draft well.)
More Chiefs free agency news (and a list of all the Chiefs free agents here):
Brady Quinn visits KC | Marcus McNeill plans KC visit | Kevin Boss approval poll | Mike Tolbert leaves KC without contract | Chiefs sign Kevin Boss | Chiefs interested in Jerricho Cotchery |Peyton Hillis meets KC media | Chiefs visiting with a free agent OT |Latest updates on Chiefs free agents |RB help was a goal, GM Scott Pioli says | Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis approval poll | Eric Winston visiting Chiefs | Le'Ron McClain to the Chargers | Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis |John Carlson made it to KC, but didn't visit Chiefs | Jackie Battle has some interest in free agency |Brandon Carr to Dallas for $50.1 million | Kyle Orton signs with Cowboys | John Carlson signs with Vikings | Mike Tolbert has five teams interested | BenJarvus Green-Ellis has multiple suitors | No tender for Tyler Palko