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Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports! reports that the Chargers recently tried to convince retired RB LaDainian Tomlinson to return to his former for the upcoming season.
Tomlinson explained that the Chargers were actually serious about the idea and were even willing to offer him a limited number of carries per game.
“I met [new general manager] Tom Telesco and [rookie head coach] Mike McCoy at the [NFL scouting] combine, and they asked me to come back and play,”, Tomlinson told Silver over the weekend. “At first I thought they weren’t really serious, but they kept talking about it, and I realized it was real. They said, ‘You can come back and carry it 10 or 12 times a game. We’d like to have you here.“
While flattered, the San Diego great rejected the offer, admitting that it would take a lot mentally to return. It certainly would have been great to see Tomlinson suit up for the Chargers again, but it at least makes you wonder whether or not the regime has any faith in Ryan Mathews.
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After one tumultuous season, the Tim Tebow Experiment by the New York Jets has come to an end, with the team releasing the quarterback early on Monday morning.
Rex Ryan consistently promises a return to the ground-and-pound running style that was so effective during the team’s 2009 and 2010 runs to the AFC Championship. We might actually get it in 2013, as the New York Jets have traded for New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory.
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According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, a source told him that Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is “probably gone” soon. I know the Jets just might be naive enough to think they can still trade Tebow, but they need to face reality that they won’t be able to and stop wasting his time as well as their own and just get rid of him. Need NFL Tickets?
So it begins.
ESPN and other media outlets report that the New York Jets released little-used quarterback Tim Tebow this morning, leaving the team with five quarterbacks on the roster.
New York's little brother team might have cut less heralded Greg McElroy, Matt Simms, or, um. Mark Sanchez. Instead they excised the most useless outsider in NFL history.
I speak for all Jets fans T…
With the New York Jets taking Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft yesterday, Mark Sanchez is rumored to be let go? I’m def gonna miss the great QB memes but this is way overdue, deuces Sanchize.-TO
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Tim Tebow was officially released by the New York Jets. Where do you think he is headed now? Jacksonville? Canada? It's time to Settle It.
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Tim Tebow is opening up a restaurant down in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tim Tebow opening up a restaurant in Jacksonville called PDQ, a Tampa-based chicken sandwich chain (via @dailydeadline)
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 29, 2013
It looks like Tebow has new job lined up outside of the NFL since he was just released by the Jets.
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Today marks the official end of Tim Tebow’s run in New York. Tebow played 70
offensive snaps last season while making $4 million in total salary (or about $57 grand per snap), getting passed over for Greg Mcelroy after Mark Sanchez struggled late in the year. When the Jets made that call, they had no shot at the playoffs, several major contributors were injured (see: Santonio Holmes...
With the New York Jets completely cleaning house this offseason, rookie quarterback Geno Smith could very well become the new face of the franchise to replace an embattled Mark Sanchez. Find out what New York's head coach and GM had to say about the Jets' QB battle and what lies ahead for the former West Virginia star
In a move that surprised no one, the Jets released Tim Tebow. So ends one of the most bizarre moments in Jets history. As many of you know I haven’t been shy about saying that getting Tebow was a mistake and while so many thought the Jets were getting a winner, it was clear that it rattled Mark Sanchez and that Tebow turned out to be anything but what his press clippings said he...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Denver Broncos are signing OLB Shaun Phillips.
Phillips, 31, receives a one-year contract for Denver and figures to compete for the team’s starting defensive ends spot across from Von Miller. Phillips has spent his entire nine-year career in San Diego, but apparently was no longer a part of the team’s future plans. It’s worth noting...
The first three rounds of the NFL provided a lot of intrigue, surprise and confusion. Let’s look at how the New York Jets among others shocked the world.
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Geno Smith stole the show for two consecutive nights. On Thursday, it was thanks to his quit exit after he felt a certain way about not getting drafted in the first round.
Smith predicted that...
San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o has had a whirlwind past few months. After an absolutely horrid game against Alabama in the BCS Championship, we all know of the fake dead girlfriend hoax story that made huge news to anyone who had followed Te’o's story. But as you should know time heals all wounds. And [...]
Manti Te'o was the victim of another hoax.
Well, he wasn't the only one. Anyone who bleeds blue and gold for Notre Dame, and the large contingent of the media, was fooled yet again by the hype of a player coming out of South Bend, Indiana. Frankly, anyone who has been enchanted by the notion that miracles bloom practically every season under the watch of Touchdown...
The New York Jets close out their draft, barring any other moves, by selecting 'Terminator 2.0' Tommy Bohanon.
If I didn't know any better, I'd think this draft was about getting the run game re-started with the Chris Ivory trade, three offensive linemen, and now a fullback. But more on that at another time.
For his career at Wake Forest, Bohanon recorded...