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San Diego Chargers Release LaDainian Tomlinson

Tom Chieppo

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After nine remarkable seasons, LaDainian Tomlinson was cut by the San Diego Chargers last week.

Injuries and age have been question marks for Tomlinson and San Diego team president, Dean Spanos.

“It was very difficult to tell him,” Spanos said, according to Yahoo Sports. “I wanted to tell him earlier rather than later.”

It was an emotional day for LaDanian Tomlinson, not being a part of the Chargers under Head Coach Norv Turner next season, but it’s all about getting younger. Tomlinson was still very hopeful about his playing career, and he’s still searching for a Super Bowl Championship before he decides to hang up his cleats for good.

“The main thing for me right now is to win a championship,” Tomlinson said, according to usatoday.com, “It’s my No.1 goal. I work hard and train hard to get to this point. Wherever I end up playing for next year, we still have a chance of winning a championship.”

However, LT’s best running back days are behind him. He’s a hall-of-famer no question about it, but the Chargers organization decided to move in a different direction and Tomlinson wasn’t in their future plans.

The Chargers may feel that LT doesn’t have the same explosiveness like he used to and making Darren Sproles their number one running back could help Coach Turner’s team be more productive in the future.

The career of LT has been unbelievable: he played in 141 games and has fantastic numbers. He rushed for 12490 rushing yards, 530 receiving yards, and 138 scores.

The Chargers are an 11-14 win team and they have a lot of questions when the postseason comes.

LaDainian Tomlinson  will be sorely missed by the San Diego Chargers. Where will Tomlinson end up for next season? It is still a topic to be discussed and you may see him on another team when training camp begins.

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