June 20, 2012 |
Percy Harvin appears, in the span of about 24 hours, to have gone from wanting to work things out with the Vikings to just plain wanting out of Minnesota. Multiple sources are reporting Wednesday that the Vikings' only proven receiver has requested a trade from the team, the day after the star receiver expressed frustration over several unspecified issues with the team. Neither Harvin nor the Vikings has publicly acknowledged the trade request, but Harvin had plenty to say a day earlier as the team opened its mandatory mini-camp.
June 18, 2012 |
LaDainian Tomlinson is set to retire Monday, ending a career that saw him rush for more yards than all but four other people in NFL history and included a league MVP award and five Pro Bowl selections. Tomlinson spent the first nine years of his career with the San Diego Chargers and the final two with the New York Jets. He is expected to sign a ceremonial contract with the Chargers to retire as a member of the team he was with during his 2006 MVP season. That year he set league single-season records for rushing touchdowns (28)
October 18, 2011 |
The San Diego Chargers begin every season trying to exorcise the demon of having never won a Super Bowl. Along the way, the franchise finds itself running into ghosts of past decisions. It traded away No. 1 draft picks Michael Vick and Eli Manning, and let quarterback Drew Brees walk to the New Orleans Saints after the 2005 season. The Chargers have defeated Manning twice in regular-season games since trading him, but he won a Vince Lombardi Trophy with the 2007 New York Giants.
August 14, 2010 |
Some visuals just take getting used to. It was that way with Brett Favre in purple, or Donovan McNabb in burgundy. And it's that way with LaDainian Tomlinson in New York Jets green, a guy who for so long was synonymous with the San Diego Chargers. For Tomlinson, it isn't odd at all. He says he saw his road coming to an end in San Diego at least a couple of years ago. "I'm not going to say I wasn't happy, but I started to see my departure out of San Diego way before you guys did," he told a reporter during a break between training-camp practices.
July 23, 2010 |
Sure, he's among the NFL's elite quarterbacks, but San Diego's Philip Rivers in some ways is just another click in the crowd. He's one of the people who have clicked their way to more than 56,000 viewings of a highlight video of former Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews, the Chargers' first-round draft pick. It's clear that Rivers cannot wait for the season to begin. Of all the changes in San Diego this season — and there are many — the change at running back from LaDainian Tomlinson to Mathews will be the most scrutinized.
March 16, 2010 |
Brett Favre kept his plans to himself, even as he helped try to recruit LaDainian Tomlinson to play for the Minnesota Vikings. FOR THE RECORD: Willie Davis memorial: In Wednesday's Sports section, a Day in Sports item about the memorial for former Los Angeles Dodger Willie Davis said the event was held at the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium. It was held at the stadium's Dugout Club. — Tomlinson, who signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Sunday, said the quarterback gave no indication whether he'd return for a 20th season when they chatted about the Vikings last week.