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Former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed a one-day contract to retire yesterday as a member of the franchise which drafted him in 2001. Tomlinson, a two-time NFL rushing leader finishes his career as the fifth leading running back with 13,684 yards. As the NFL game becomes more of a passing led offense, with teams creating more two-back tandems in backfields, the all-time career NFL rushing record held by former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith, appears to be safe for the next decade and perhaps, beyond. Currently, only one of the top 30 all-time rushing leaders are current players, and Thomas Jones finds himself without work. Only one running back in the current top-40 is guaranteed a starting job in 2012, Steven Jackson with the St. Louis Rams.
The retirement of Tomlinson represents the downward spiral of the dedicated running back in NFL offensive scheme. The league is moving further and further away from dedicated backs, as teams move towards spe...
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The San Diego Chargers will announce later this afternoon that they will sign RB LaDainian Tomlinson to a one-day contract in order to allow the veteran running back to retire as a member of the team which drafted him 2001. Tomlinson was a free agent after playing out his two-year contract with the New York Jets, but drew no interest from teams around the league.
The five-time Pro...
LaDainian Tomlinson has announced he will sign a one-day contract with the San Diego Chargers so he can retire from the game of football where his career began. The Chargers drafted Tomlinson out of TCU in the first round back in 2001. LT found instant success in the NFL and will retire as the league's fifth all-time leading rusher. The 2006 NFL MVP has spent the...
LaDainian Tomlinson confirmed today what many had expected all offseason, that the future Hall of Famer would be hanging them up. Tomlinson will officially retire with the Chargers on Monday, after signing a 1 day contract with the team. Tomlinson spent 9 years with the Chargers after being selected with the 5th overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft and had all of his best years with...
LaDainian Tomlinson announced his retirement Monday in San Diego, and there was no debate about his place in Chargers' history. "Few players, if any, have meant more to this franchise than LT. He was the heart and soul of this team through one of the most successful decades in our history," said team president Dean Spanos. "I couldn't wait to watch him play...
LaDainian Tomlinson has decided to call it a Hall-of-Fame career, as he announced he will sign with the San Diego Chargers and retire where it all started for the 11-year veteran.
Tomlinson will retire in 5th place on the all-time rushing yards list behind only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin. What is even more impressive is that LT is in extremely rarified...
Running Back and Charger great Ladainian Tomlinson will end his storied career after 11 seasons in the NFL, nine of which were spent with the Chargers. He was drafted by the Chargers with the fifth overall pick. (Chargers originally picked in the number one and traded down with the Atlanta Falcons).
The future Hall of Fame back leaves the league after a legendary list of achievements...
On Monday, running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed a one day contract with the San Diego Chargers, so he could retire with the team that he spent the majority of his career with.
“I knew at the end of the season last year that it (retirement) may be a possibility,” Tomlinson said. “It wasn’t because I did not want to play anymore. That wasn’t the reason. It...
TCU star’s impact on Horned Frogs is not forgotten
LaDainian Tomlinson’s TCU career remains among the best in college football history. Photo: Dallas Morning News.
The moment LaDainain Tomlinson first touched a football in a Pop Warner game, the legend started. Tomlinson, a Waco, Texas native, would go on to have one of the most successful careers in the National Football League...
There comes a time in life when we all realize that we're not as young as we once were. Unfortunately, this also happens in the sports world, that time when an athlete realizes he can longer run, catch, pass or jump like he once could and now it's time to hang it up and begin a new chapter as a former player.
Well, former TCU star running back LaDainian Tomlinson, or "...
Season 2, Episode 118 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off with a hat tip to LaDainian Tomlinson, who announced his retirement on Monday. Is LT a first ballot Hall of Famer? We think so, easily. He was a hell of a fantasy football back to have as well.
Rashard Mendenhall turned 25 on Tuesday and we discuss if this will be the last one he celebrates in Pittsburgh...
Most of the world failed to witness that, before retiring Monday, LT was a living legend.
Sometimes, we struggle to witness greatness when it should be most tangible. That is especially true in the world of sports. Names like Jim Brown, Walter Payton, and Earl Campbell become immortalized in the lore of football, rendered superhuman, mythological, and untouchable. They are the...
And to think this will all be behind us in the very near future. I'm missing Bountygate already!
The NFLPA's outside counsel released a statement yesterday regarding Bountygate that can be found here. It's no secret that I almost never favor the NFLPA over the NFL, and this is no exception. To my less-than-unbiased perspective, the statement only sounds like a lot of...
NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt has been around football for a long, long time. Upon LaDainian Tomlinson’s retirement this week, Brandt decided to rank his top ten running backs of all-time. At 79 years old and having worked as the vice president of player personnel of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to 1988 and as an analyst since then, Brandt is certainly well-qualified to...
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