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Bolts offered L.T. 12 carries a game

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06:52 AM ET 04.29 | A new regime in San Diego had the idea of conjuring up some old magic in the form of LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson, who'll turn 34 in June, was recently offered an opportunity to rejoin the Bolts this season in a very real capacity. "I met [new general manager] Tom Telesco and [rookie head coach] Mike McCoy at the [NFL scouting] combine, and they asked me to come back and play," Tomlinson said. "I saw [executive vice president] John Spanos at a restaurant in Indy, and he introduced me to them, and they brought it up. At first I thought they weren't really serious, but they kept talking about it, and I realized it was real. They said, 'You can come back and carry it 10 or 12 times a game. We'd like to have you here.'"

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April 29, 2013  07:45 AM ET

zzzzzzzzz

April 29, 2013  07:49 AM ET

Yeah... Game changer.

April 29, 2013  08:58 AM ET

That was probably 11 too many for his liking at this stage in his life.

April 29, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Then he knew they were desperate, and that he should stay away

April 29, 2013  09:16 AM ET

I could see a 1-day contract so he could retire a Charger, but no, he doesn't want another year of training camp, workouts and not making the playoffs.

April 29, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Obviously the Chargers have big plans for next year.

April 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I could see a 1-day contract so he could retire a Charger, but no, he doesn't want another year of training camp, workouts and not making the playoffs.

Plus he's finally putting whole sentences together on the NFL Network. I doubt if he wants to switch gears now.

April 29, 2013  09:57 AM ET

I guess they are looking at it as 11 or 12 times that Philip Rivers can't throw an interception and figure its a win.

April 29, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I guess they are looking at it as 11 or 12 times that Philip Rivers can't throw an interception and figure its a win.

That about covers it.

April 29, 2013  04:16 PM ET

Da Guys retired leave him alone!!!

 
April 29, 2013  04:24 PM ET

If they pay him $10MM for a one year deal and he carries the ball 12 times a game, that's $52,083 per carry. It's like $625,000 a game. Tough to turn that deal down.

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