The LaDainian Tomlinson watch can now end. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the free agent running back has spurned the Vikings and signed a contract with the New York Jets.
The Vikes courted Tomlinson late last week, hoping he could step into the third-down back role vacated by Chester Taylor. Tomlinson left Minnesota without a deal, and flew to New York to meet with crazy Rex Ryan and the gang.
Whatever Rex Ryan said, and whatever money the Jets offered, it was all more to L.T.’s liking than the Vikings’ efforts.
And this leaves the Vikes still searching for someone to replace Chester Taylor. It’s looking more-and-more like that replacement will have to come from within the organization – Albert Young is the only likely candidate – or via the draft.
I wonder how That Guy feels about the team’s failure to secure LT. Maybe he won’t want to leave Mississippi now.