Redskins president Bruce Allen wants general manager Scot McCloughan so focused on free agency and the draft he’s reportedly banned him from speaking with the media.
Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley speculated Wednesday however that he thinks the real reason McCloughan isn’t allowed to talk to reporters is because his problems with alcohol have resurfaced.
By cutting Tolbert, Carolina will have $1.5 million in extra salary cap space, according to Spotrac.
“I feel very fortunate to have coached Mike for nearly his entire career,” coach Ron Rivera said in a release. “He was someone we targeted in 2012 because we felt he would be a good addition to our offense and he was very productive for us. He brought great energy and leadership to our locker room and I wish him the best.”
Rivera coached Tolbert in San Diego from 2008-10 and pursued him again in 2012. At the time, Tolbert signed a four-year, $10 contract with $4.2 million guaranteed. He re-signed with Carolina last spring, getting a two-year deal.
Tolbert made the Pro Bowl in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and was a huge piece of Rivera’s offense in 2015, when the Panthers reached Super Bowl 50.
In Gretzky’s eighth straight Hart Trophy-winning season (!), “The Great One” led the NHL in goals, assists, plus-minus and short-handed goals (7). Incredibly, this season only marked Gretzky’s sixth-highest career points total. Hextall had a rookie year for the ages, leading the Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada league in wins, saves and save percentage. He also took home the Conn Smythe Trophy, even though his Flyers fell to Gretzky’s Oilers in seven games.