LaDainian Tomlinson: Five Potential Suitors

February 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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After a long, brilliant career in San Diego, where LaDainian Tomlinson wrote the Chargers rushing record book in a fashion that may never be duplicated, the future hall of famer was finally released.
The fact is, LT and the Chargers were dancing around his age, declining production, and contract for the past two seasons. But it took his awful 2009 performance to send the final nail into the coffin.
Consider this early release a polite way of the Chargers' brass saying "good luck" to Tomlinson, as the back was reluctant to take a pay-cut, and was even complaining about his role in the offense.
He had 243 total touches last year and was due $5 million this coming year. So, it'll be interesting what LT considers an appropriate role and compensation going forward, especially since he's unlikely to see either of those numbers ever again.
Tomlinson is 30-years-old and fresh off a season where he averaged 3.3 yards per carr...

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