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LaDainian Tomlinson dropped by the San Diego Chargers' training camp to do some reporting for the NFL Network and ended up giving his former team a post-practice pep talk.
The retired star running back got a handoff for old-time's sake while taping an interview with quarterback Philip Rivers after Saturday's practice, although at a slower tempo than normal.
Tomlinson says the Chargers need to protect Rivers better because 49 sacks last year ''was way too many for your franchise quarterback.''
He also thinks rookie linebacker Manti Te'o will have ''a really good, long career.''
Tomlinson had nine mostly brilliant seasons with the Chargers before playing two with the New York Jets. He was the NFL's MVP in 2006 and is fifth on the all-time list with 13,684 yards rushing.
Tomlinson signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Chargers and retired on June 18, 2012.
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Santonio Holmes says he ''can't answer'' whether he will be able to return to the field for the New York Jets this season as he recovers from a serious foot injury.
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According to Newsday, Jets cornerback Aaron Berry suffered a torn ACL today and will miss the entire 2013 season.
The cornerback — who expected to see ample playing time this season — suffered a torn ACL on the Jets’ first day of training camp. The news was first reported by Central Pennsylvania TV station ABC27.
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According to Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego, the injury that San Diego Chargers’ linebacker Jonas Mouton suffered on Thursday will end his season.
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The New York Jets have suspended training camp practice because of severe storms.
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The Jets announced that they have reached an agreement with first-round pick CB Dee Milliner.
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