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Colts | Trent Richardson to spend offseason studying

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:48:39 -0800

Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson plans on spending the offseason studying the playbook and learning the system. "Learn the system, not just memorizing it," Richardson said. "Learning the whole concept of the system. There's a difference between having it memorized and feeling comfortable with the system. I'm going talk to a lot of veteran players, talk to Adrian (Peterson), talk to (LaDainian Tomlinson), talk to Emmitt Smith to make sure I'm the best I need to be next year."

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Chargers | Reached out to LaDainian Tomlinson

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:54:27 -0700

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Tuesday, April 30, that retired RB LaDainian Tomlinson is in great shape, and he asked about the former Chargers' running back's availability. "You couldn't help but think about it," Telesco said.

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Chargers | Were interested in LaDainian Tomlinson returning

Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:58:42 -0700

Retired RB LaDainian Tomlinson said San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco and head coach Mike McCoy asked him if he was interested in playing for the Chargers in 2013. Tomlinson said he never serious considered a comeback.

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Browns | Trent Richardson excited about offensive coordinator

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:31:20 -0800

Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson said he excited about working with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, because Turner likes to feature his backs, similar to LaDainian Tomlinson.

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NFL | RBs not winning MVP honors recently

Sun, 03 Feb 2013 04:27:26 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is the first running back to capture the league's Most Valuable Player award since former NFL RB LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006.

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Chargers | LaDainian Tomlinson viewed as selfish

Sat, 30 Jun 2012 06:07:09 -0700

One reason the San Diego Chargers never won a Super Bowl with former NFL RB LaDainian Tomlinson was because of Tomlinson's selfish attitude, according to a source with knowledge of the running back's career. "That's why the Chargers could never win the big one," the source said. "L.T. was selfish and a selfish leader. They had all the talent in the world and should have beaten the Patriots (in 2006), but they couldn't do it because they had too many guys like L.T. and he was the ringleader."

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NFL | LaDainian Tomlinson would chose HOF over a ring

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:17:03 -0700

Former NFL RB LaDainian Tomlinson said he would rather be a Hall of Fame player without a Super Bowl ring than a Super Bowl champion without a place in Canton, Ohio. "I feel like you've got to sacrifice so much individually just to be good," Tomlinson said. "Now, they draft you individually, and you've got to back them up and make them right. I think at the end of the day, even though I didn't win a Super Bowl ring, I felt like I backed them up for drafting me. I backed the San Diego Chargers up for picking me with the fifth pick (in 2001)." Tomlinson is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Broncos | Never offered LaDainian Tomlinson a contract

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 06:04:00 -0700

Updating a previous item, the Denver Broncos never made an offer to retired RB LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson's agent did reach out to Denver, but the team opted for youth over experience, selecting RB Ronnie Hillman in the NFL Draft.

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Broncos | LaDainian Tomlison considered Denver before retirement

Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:20:49 -0700

Retired RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers) said Saturday, June 23, that he considered continuing his career with the Denver Broncos. "The only team I really gave a thought to was the Broncos, because of (QB Peyton Manning)," Tomlinson said. "We talked. (Tomlinson's agent Tom Condon) talked with them. It made me pause a little (and think), 'Was this what I really wanted to do?' I said, 'They got Peyton, they have a good defense already; they went deep into the playoffs with (QB Tim Tebow), what are they going to do with Peyton?' I seriously thought about it."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Kevin Acee

Chargers | LaDainian Tomlinson to sign and retire

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:42:07 -0700

LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets), an unrestricted free agent, will sign with the San Diego Chargers Monday, June 18, and announce his retirement from the NFL.

Tomlinson, 32, ranks fifth all time with 13,684 yards rushing and second with 145 rushing touchdowns. The 2006 NFL MVP scored 162 total touchdowns during his career, which ranks third all-time. He won the rushing title in 2006 and '07.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers would like LaDainian Tomlinson to return

Wed, 23 May 2012 08:46:25 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he would have no issue if free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets) were to return to the team as a third-down back. "I love LT and all that he brought and meant to us when he was here. I don't know if that is being considered or that's even an option, but I wouldn't have any objection to it whatsoever," Rivers said. The Chargers, however, are unlikely to bring Tomlinson back.

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NFL | LaDainian Tomlinson pretty much retired

Mon, 07 May 2012 05:30:15 -0700

Free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets) said he is 95 percent retired and that it will take the right situation for him to play again.

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NFL | LaDainian Tomlinson open to playing again

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:53:19 -0700

Free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets) said he is still open to resuming his football career; however he has yet to generate much interest in the open market. "Obviously, I'm a free agent and I'm still open to playing," Tomlinson said. "I am just taking my time through this free agency stuff just continuing to explore my options and make a decision here on my future depending on my options, so I'm excited about the future either way it goes if I continue to play or if I don't."

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Chargers | LaDainian Tomlinson reunion not in the cards

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:04:45 -0700

San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said the team is not considering bringing free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets) back into the fold. The team also isn't interested in free-agent WR Kassim Osgood. "No. We have moved on years ago," Smith said. "We wish him the very best in his search for the team he feels is the best fit for him. We are looking at four backs right now but we may slow down that search a little bit. I know (Jets coach) Rex Ryan has said some great things about L.T. the last couple years. I would think he would bring him back."

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson wants to play in 2012

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:51:05 -0800

New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson said he wants to play next season and can help a team be successful.

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Jets | Could Peyton Manning, Mark Sanchez co-exist?

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:11:20 -0800

New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson said if the team were to sign free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts), QB Mark Sanchez would ask to play elsewhere. "I think he would probably go in and maybe ask to be released," Tomlinson said. "Because here is Mark Sanchez's gripe: 'I took you guys to two straight AFC Championship Games; yeah I didn't get it done last year, but my first and second year I took you to two AFC Championship Games. How can you turn around and just bring in another quarterback right now?' Rightfully so, he would be a little mad. That's all a part of it. But at the same time, if he could grow up a little bit and try to learn from somebody like Peyton Manning, then maybe in a couple of years two or three years if they did decide to go with Peyton Manning, he could learn from that and then also be the quarterback again."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger Jenny Vrentas

Jets | Unsure about LaDainian Tomlinson's future

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:15:14 -0800

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said he is not sure if RB LaDainian Tomlinson will return to the team next season. Tannenbaum said he has spoken with Tomlinson but is not sure if he wants to continue to play.

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Jets | Unsure LaDainian Tomlinson wants to continue playing

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 06:30:51 -0800

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said he is unsure whether impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson wants to play again in 2012.

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson unlikely to return

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:56:50 -0800

The New York Jets likely will not re-sign impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson this offseason.

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson dishes on locker room turmoil

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:45:43 -0800

New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson said the team's locker room turmoil this season was "as bad as I've ever been around." Tomlinson called QB Mark Sanchez "pampered" and said that was the wish of head coach Rex Ryan. "It got out of hand toward the end of the season," Tomlinson said. "That is why it got out in the media. This is something that happened (in the) third or fourth week of the season, that was going on, and nobody knew about it because the players kept it under wraps. Until we went on that losing streak and guys started to speak up and speak out about certain things."

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Jets | Receivers responsible for Mark Sanchez-bashing?

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:24:42 -0800

New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson suggested Sunday, Jan. 15, during a television interview with ESPN that the team's "receivers" could be responsible for the anonymous bashing of QB Mark Sanchez. "I think some things that happened in the locker room between (Sanchez) and the receivers, I think that's where this is coming from - some of the disconnects that happened throughout the year, maybe some of the arguments you guys heard about throughout the year," Tomlinson said. "So I think this is where it may be coming from."

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Jets | Mark Sanchez could use competition

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:03:57 -0800

New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson vouched for QB Mark Sanchez's work ethic; however, Tomlinson believes Sanchez would benefit from some competition at the position. "There's a lot of things you can say about Mark Sanchez, but to call him lazy is a bit much," Tomlinson said. "This is a guy that has worked very hard off the field, in the film room. I've seen it - in the weight room, putting in extra time with the coaches early in the morning, after practice when everybody is gone. He's putting in time, so he's not lazy." The Jets have said Sanchez will be their starter in 2012, but general manager Mike Tannenbaum said they will evaluate the quarterback position as a whole, indicating they may bring in a backup to push Sanchez.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger Jenny Vrentas

Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson seriously considering retirement

Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:01:39 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson is now seriously considering calling it quits now that his team's season has ended. "I am contemplating retirement," Tomlinson said. "That's what I told my coaches and told my agent and everybody. That's exactly what it is. This is the first time in my playing career that I've actually honestly thought about this may be it for me. That's kind of where I am right now." Tomlinson will be a free agent in 2012.

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Jets | 10 probable

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:12:05 -0800

New York Jets CB Marquice Cole (knee), CB Antonio Cromartie (hamstring), DL Mike DeVito (knee), OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson (foot), RB Joe McKnight (elbow, shoulder), OG Brandon Moore (hip), DL Ropati Pitoitua (hand), S Eric Smith (knee), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (quadriceps) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (knee) are listed as probable for Week 17. Cromartie and Smith were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 30, while the others practiced in full.

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Jets | Four practice

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:47:08 -0800

New York Jets OL D'Brickashaw Ferguson (foot), RB Joe McKnight (shoulder, elbow), DL Ropati Pitoitua (hand) and RB LaDainian Tomlinson (quadriceps) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 29.

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson could be near end

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:24:44 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson has acknowledged that the team's Week 17 game could be his last as a professional. He would like to continue playing next season but isn't sure how it will shake out with him being a free agent. Tomlinson is open for playing with a team other than the Jets.

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Jets | Six limited

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:18:47 -0800

New York Jets CB Marquice Cole (knee), DL Mike DeVito (knee), OG Brandon Moore (hip), S Eric Smith (knee), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (quadriceps) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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Jets | The end for LaDainian Tomlinson?

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 08:31:00 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who will become a free agent at the end of the season, understands he may be playing his last home game with the team in Week 16. "When it's the last year on your deal, you always think about it potentially being your last time playing here, at your stadium," Tomlinson said. "And that's something that I've thought about this week."

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Jets | 11 probable

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:27:04 -0800

New York Jets OL Vladimir Ducasse (knee), LB David Harris (ankle), WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), CB Ellis Lankster (back), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Calvin Pace (groin), C Tanner Purdum (back), OG Matt Slauson (knee), S Eric Smith (knee), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) are listed as probable for Week 14. Smith was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 9, while the others practiced in full.

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Jets | 10 practice

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:21:19 -0800

New York Jets OL Vladimir Ducasse (knee), LB David Harris (ankle), WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), CB Ellis Lankster (back), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Calvin Pace (groin), C Tanner Purdum (back), OG Matt Slauson (knee), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Jets | Eight players fully practice

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:25:52 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee), WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), C Nick Mangold (ankle), OGs Vladimir Ducasse (knee) and Matt Slauson (knee), DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder), LB Calvin Pace (groin) and LS Tanner Purdum (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson expected to play

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:18:04 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) is expected to play in Week 14 despite aggravating his medial collateral ligament injury.

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson leaves game early

Sun, 04 Dec 2011 10:42:52 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13 and is considered questionable to return.

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Jets | Eight probable

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 11:02:55 -0800

New York Jets DL Marcus Dixon (shoulder), OL Vladimir Ducasse (knee), WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Calvin Pace (groin), S Brodney Pool (knee), OG Matt Slauson (knee) and RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 2, and are probable for Week 13.

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Jets | Wanted to keep LaDainian Tomlinson fresh

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 06:07:43 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) said the team's plan was for him to be fresh for a late-season push for the playoffs. Last year, it was RB Shonn Greene (rib) who carried the load through the waning months of the team's season. But this time around, their roles could be reversed, with Tomlinson taking more of the carries down the stretch. "That was pretty much the game plan for the year was to keep me fresh down the stretch and possibly increase my workload," Tomlinson said. "So, I am fresh and feeling good and so the coaches have that option if they want to use me more."

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson expects to play

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:07:29 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) is feeling fresh and expects to play against the Washington Redskins in Week 13. Tomlinson could be used more with RB Shonn Greene (rib) banged up.

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Jets | Seven practice

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 12:22:52 -0800

New York Jets DL Marcus Dixon (shoulder), WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Calvin Pace (groin), S Brodney Pool (knee), OG Matt Slauson (knee) and RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 1.

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Jets | Seven practice

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 11:46:48 -0800

New York Jets DL Marcus Dixon (shoulder), WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Calvin Pace (groin), S Brodney Pool (knee), OG Matt Slauson (knee) and RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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Jets | Two injured players practicing

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:35:58 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and WR Jeremy Kerley (knee) are participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger Jenny Vrentas

Jets | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 08:54:55 -0800

The New York Jets have declared OT Austin Howard, CB Ellis Lankster, WR Jeremy Kerley, DL Kenrick Ellis, QB Kevin O'Connell, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, DL Martin Tevaseu inactive for Week 12.

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Jets | Do not seem optimistic about LaDainian Tomlinson for Week 12

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 09:56:45 -0800

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) is more toward the doubtful side of questionable for Week 12. Tomlinson did not practice at all this week because he suffered a setback after working out Monday, Nov. 21.

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Jets | Two questionable

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:14:05 -0800

New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (knee) and RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 25, and are questionable for Week 12.

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Jets | Three players miss practice

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:48:08 -0800

New York Jets RBs Bilal Powell (illness) and LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and WR Jeremy Kerley (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 24.

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Jets | Three miss practice

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:34:57 -0800

New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), RB Bilal Powell (illness) and RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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Jets | Two offensive players not practicing

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:29:40 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and WR Jeremy Kerley (knee) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson, Jeremy Kerley have setbacks

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:31:44 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and WR Jeremy Kerley (knee) both suffered setbacks during practice Monday, Nov. 21, and neither took part in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22, as a result.

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson not practicing

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:33:56 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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Jets | Top two RBs expected to play Week 12

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:19:57 -0800

New York Jets RBs Shonn Greene (ribs) and LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) are expected to play in Week 12 even though they did not practice Monday, Nov. 21.

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Jets | LaDainian Tomlinson not practicing

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:11:04 -0800

New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 21.

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Jets | Week 11 Inactives

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:13:11 -0800

The New York Jets have declared FS Brodney Pool, CB Ellis Lankster, WR Jeremy Kerley, QB Kevin O'Connell, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, DL Martin Tevaseu, TE Shawn Nelson inactive for Week 11.

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