After meeting with team officials from the New York Jets on Friday, free agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson is expected to return home to San Diego and make a decision on what team he will sign with as early as this weekend, as reported by Mark Craig of the Star Tribune.
[UPDATE]: According to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tomlinson has indeed returned to San Diego.
Tomlinson’s first visit to a prospective team came on late Wednesday night and Thursday when he visited with the Vikings. It was perceived that the 2006 NFL MVP was impressed with what the Vikings had to offer but wanted to hear the sales-pitch from other teams before making his final decision.
One might assume that Tomlinson does indeed want to sign with the Vikings given their prospective chance of reaching the Super Bowl, but don’t count on it just yet.
The NFL is a business and many different aspects come into play during negotiations with team officials, players and their agents. Tomlinson appears to be weighing-out his options between the Vikings and the Jets, while he has also been linked to making visits to Philadelphia and New Orleans next week.
Be sure to check back with vikings.com as we will be sure to update you on any news involving Tomlinson and other free agents.
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