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Steel Trap86
03-14-2010, 11:31 PM
The New York Jets signed the former Chargers running back to a two-year contract Sunday, adding an aging star to the NFL's top-ranked rushing offense last season.

Tomlinson's agent, Tom Condon, confirmed the signing Sunday night. The Jets had not yet announced the deal.

"He wanted to go to a team that he thought had a chance to compete for the championship," Condon told the AP in a telephone interview. "He wanted to go somewhere where he had a chance to have a significant role, and so with the Jets he also was going to be very familiar with the offensive system."

The Jets reached the AFC championship game last season, eliminating Tomlinson and the Chargers along the way.

The 2006 NFL MVP, cut last month by San Diego, chose New York over Minnesota after visiting the Vikings on Thursday. Tomlinson spent Friday with the Jets, capping it with dinner with coach Rex Ryan, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and other team officials.

The Jets went after Tomlinson hard even though he turns 31 in June, is coming off his least productive season and there are questions whether he has much left. New York apparently still saw plenty to like from Tomlinson, who ranks eighth on the NFL's career rushing list with 12,490 yards, and gave him a deal worth about $5.2 million.


:wtf: I don't get this one, why the hell would they cut Thomas Jones and go and pick up LT? Jones carried the Jets last season while they were the #1 Rushing team in the league and LT hasn't done jack **** in 4 years. Both are the same age too...I don't know what's worse, Browns & Delhomme or Jets & LT lol