Tomlinson On Way Out?

Nick Canepa, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Chargers may soon prepare for life without RB LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson has three years remaining on his contract. His salary cap number in 2009 will be $8.8 million, and considering Tomlinson is now 30 and has suffered from an assortment of injuries the last two seasons may make him expendable. Parting ways with Tomlinson would help the team save money that it could use to improve other positions. General manager A.J. Smith also hinted that Tomlinson could perhaps be replaced if he were let go. “You’re assuming,” Smith says, “that, if we have to move on, we’re not capable of getting another running back.”