Free agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson is no longer a free agent – he’s signed a 2-year deal with the NY Jets.
Tomlinson’s decision came on Sunday after visiting the Vikings on Wednesday and Thursday and then the Jets on Friday. He flew back to San Diego on Saturday to make a decision with his family and word emerged of his choice on Sunday.
In New York, Tomlinson joins a Jets team that eliminated his Charger team on the way to the AFC Championship Game in 2009. New York ranked #1 in rushing offense last season and already features a young, rising star in Shonn Greene.
Perhaps Tomlinson’s most attractive trait at this point in his career is his ability to catch passes out of the backfield, a skill set that will make him dangerous in New York’s offense but would’ve made him a spectacular weapon in the Vikings offense. He also brings plenty of NFL experience – he’s entering his 10th season – to the Jets locker room.
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