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LaDainian: Sunday could be it

LaDainian Tomlinson said he's thinking about retiring. (Jan.

LaDainian Tomlinson said he's thinking about retiring. (Jan. 16, 2011) Credit: AP

LaDainian Tomlinson knows Sunday could be the final hurrah of an 11-year career that will land him in Canton.

“There’s definitely a thought that this possibly could be," Tomlinson said this afternoon. "Because you never know how things shake out.

“I’ve said before I’d love to keep playing. But if the situation isn’t right, I won’t.
This possibly could be my last game."

Tomlinson, however, remains hopeful that he'll be able to play at least one more season,  though it's unlikely it will be with the Jets.

"I’m going to just wait and see what happens," he said. "I’m not under contract. I will be a free agent. I will just wait and see what happens. I would like to keep playing.

“I’m open to anything. It don’t have to be here. I’m just interested in playing football."

Still, it would probably have to be a contending team.

”That’s something I would have to talk to my family about, and my agent," said Tomlinson, who's spent the past two seasons with the Jets after nine seasons in San Diego. "It’s something I’d like to. I’ve played this game a long time. I don’t want to go to someone who is going to lose every week. That is not going to be fun."

Just like it's not going to be all that fun if Tomlinson walks off the field for good Sunday.

“It is weird," he said. "But if it is my last game, this is the way I see it. I’ve enjoyed 11 years of playing football with two great organizations. Obviously, being here the last couple of years the fans have been great, the team has been great, the coaching staff. There’s nothing to complain about."

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