San Diego Charges Release Tomlinson

Even tough you knew it was coming it is still shocking to read that the San Diego Charges have cut LaDainian Tomlinson.

LT, who spent nine years with the Chargers, has seen his skills deteriorate over the last couple of seasons. Lats season Tomlinson, who is now 30, finished with 730 yards on 223 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry, all career lows.

Tomlinson was due a $2 million bonus in early March, which all but guaranteed that San Diego was going to cut him.

San Diego team president Dean Spanos said in a press release:

“This is a part of the business that I hate, and it’s particularly hard when you’re dealing with someone I consider a friend. Change involving great players is never easy. I respect L.T. as much or more than any player I’ve ever known. And no one appreciates his contributions to this organization more than I do. That is why this is such a difficult announcement for me to make.”

Tomlinson ranks eighth on the all-time rushing list with 12,490 yards. His 138 career rushing touchdowns rank second, and his 153 total touchdowns rank third. He was the NFL’s MVP in 2006, when he set NFL single-season records with 31 touchdowns and 186 points. Tomlinson won the NFL’s rushing title in 2006 and ’07.


  1. says:

    San Diego Charges Release Tomlinson…

    In a not-so-shocking move, the NFL has decided that Tom Cable is not going to be disciplined for an altercation he had with one of his assistants last summer….

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