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Although he’s a talented ball carrier, the 5-foot-9, 243-pound Tolbert has played some fullback with the Chargers and proven he can be a run-blocker. He’s also a talented receiver out of the backfield with 109 career receptions, including six touchdowns.

Tolbert is also a contributor on special teams.

He had 12 tackles last season for the Chargers, tying for the team lead. The Panthers have made strides this offseason to upgrade their special teams play.

“It was a good fit and gives us a chance to add another weapon on offense,” Hurney said. “We are excited about bringing him back to the Carolinas.”