STEELERS FREE AGENCY BUZZ
Chargers running back Mike Tolbert has agreed to a four year deal with the Carolina Panthers. Tolbert who visited the Panthers this weekend, had drawn interest from San Diego, San Francisco and Pittsburgh. The Steelers were interested in Tolbert and had discussions with agent Joel Turner, but the two sides were not a match from a financial standpoint, an NFL source said. The Steelers though were reportedly considered a finalist for Tolbert going into the weekend but the team never made an offer.
-- WR Jerricho Cotchery who remains in talks with the Steelers, will begin taking visits this week and will visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. The Chiefs were among the first calls agent Jack Scharf received when free agency opened up. Scharf told Inside Pittsburgh Sports.com on Thursday that multiple teams are interested in his client. Aside from the Chiefs, the Bengals, Jets and Rams are among four to five teams to inquire about Cotchery, a source confirmed.
-- Cornerback William Gay is scheduled to visit the Cardinals this week and has also drawn interest from the Bengals.