Originally written on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/6/12
In the midst of a failed attempt to find a new home this offseason, it appears LaDainian Tomlinson already has one foot out of the door, and is leaning toward hanging up his illustrious cleats. After speaking with the Canton-bound running back, SI’s Jim Trotter reports that Tomlinson considers himself “95 percent retired,” adding he’ll play only under the right circumstances in 2012. This news is neither new nor surprising, as LaDainian has said he’d like to play another season, but also admitted he was considering retirement. It’s also not surprising he’s found not a single taker in free agency thus far. Tomlinson turns 33 before the season begins and has demonstrated the classic signs of an aging and worn-out runner: low productivity (280 rushing yards), lack of initial burst (patented, in his case), and, of course, self-doubt about the future. It’s to be expected after a monumental and hard-earned career. Happens to the best of ‘em … and there’s few better than LT.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely following arrest

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Browns terminate contract of Phil Taylor

WWE’s “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka charged in 30-year-old murder case

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Randall Cobb: ‘I don’t plan on missing a game’

Ronda Rousey confirms she was supposed to fight Gina Carano

Harbaugh denies using F-word in Jay Gruden exchange

Urban Meyer: Both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones will play

Legal expert: NFL's reported offer to Brady 'really ridiculous'

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker