Monday, February 22, 2010
CHARGERS RELEASE L.T.
The San Diego Chargers released veteran running back LaDainian Tomlinson today.
Tomlinson, also known as "LT", holds numerous Chargers and NFL records and ranks third on the NFL's All-Time list with 153 touchdowns.
LT was the league's 2006 Most Valuable Player when he rushed for 1,815 yards (the first of two consecutive NFL rushing titles) and scored an NFL record 31 touchdowns in that one season. His 186 points scored in 2006 is the highest point total for one season by an individual player in league history.
The Chargers finished the 2009 season, Tomlinson's lowest output in his nine-year career, with a 13-3 record and lost a heart breaker in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs to the surprising New York Jets, 17-14 as their usual reliable kicker, Nate Kaeding missed two field goals of 40 yards or less.
Tomlinson burst onto the NFL scene in 2001 as a rookie and in nine seasons with the Chargers accumulated 153 total TDs, 138 rushing TDs, which is second all time in the NFL and 12, 490 yards rushing, which ranks among the best ever to play in the National Football League.