Former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson may visit the Jets on Friday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that LT will meet with the Green & White if he does not sign with the Vikings today in Minnesota. At noon today, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reported that the Vikings had not signed Tomlinson.
The 30-year-old Tomlinson is a street free agent and can sign with any team. He rushed for a career-low 730 yards last season but still punched it in the end zone 12 times on the ground. In an incredible nine-year run with the ‘Bolts, Tomlinson rushed for 12,490 yards and 138 TDs while catching 530 passes. It should be noted that Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer was the QB coach in San Diego from 2002-05, so he has plenty of familiarity with the future Hall of Famer.
The Jets released RB Thomas Jones last Friday and TJ inked a two-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs this week. Shonn Greene is set to return for a second season, Chauncey Washington is also on the roster and Leon Washington is a restricted free agent who received a second-round tender from the Jets.
On Wednesday, the Green & White brought S Brodney Pool in for a visit. The 6’2”, 210-pound Pool collected four interceptions last year with the Browns and has 11 over the course of his five-year career. He was a restricted free agent who wasn’t tendered a contract, so the Jets could add him without having to send Cleveland any compensation.
It also had been reported that the Jets were scheduled to host Marlin Jackson for a visit, but the former Colts DB has joined the Philadelphia Eagles and is scheduled to play safety for the Birds.
Tags: Brian Schottenheimer, LaDainian Tomlinson, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Thomas Jones
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