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PostSubject: LaDainian Tomlinson to retire with San Diego    Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:10 pm

The San Diego Chargers announced Sunday that running back LaDainian Tomlinson will re-sign with the team and then announce his retirement from the NFL during a Monday news conference.

Last month, Tomlinson told Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter that he was "95 percent" retired, and it only makes sense that the soon-to-be 33-year-old makes it official with the Chargers.

A first-round pick (No. 5 overall) out of TCU by the Chargers in the 2001 NFL Draft, Tomlinson started 141 games over nine seasons for the Chargers, rushing for 12,490 yards with 138 touchdowns and adding 530 receptions for 3,955 yards and 15 touchdowns out of the backfield. A five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first-team All-Pro, Tomlinson is the Chargers' all-time leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, ranks second in scoring (918 points) and is fifth on their all-time receptions list and 10th in receiving yards.

Read more: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d829e71b6/article/ladainian-tomlinson-to-retire-with-san-diego-chargers

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PostSubject: Re: LaDainian Tomlinson to retire with San Diego    Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:36 pm

Can't believe I posted this in Steelers talk.

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PostSubject: Re: LaDainian Tomlinson to retire with San Diego    Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:02 pm

A good move by LT. His career has pretty much been done since he left San Diego. He had some solid years there, but those times have past.

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PostSubject: Re: LaDainian Tomlinson to retire with San Diego    Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:39 pm

Great career from LT. I wish him luck in his future and look forward to the day he's inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

I still am amazed at how fast he dropped from the best all-around player in the league, to a spot backup player, to retirement. It just shows you why guys try to get as much money in contract negotiations as possible. You never know how quickly your star will fall.

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PostSubject: Re: LaDainian Tomlinson to retire with San Diego    Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:45 pm

Willie Parker, Shaun Alexander, Tiki Barber.....

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PostSubject: Re: LaDainian Tomlinson to retire with San Diego    Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:07 am

@Buddha Bus wrote:
I still am amazed at how fast he dropped from the best all-around player in the league, to a spot backup player, to retirement. It just shows you why guys try to get as much money in contract negotiations as possible. You never know how quickly your star will fall.
No doubt. You've got some backs who decline over time. Others just fall off a cliff.

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