AFC South: Tomlinson released

Would Texans consider LT?

February, 22, 2010
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With LaDainian Tomlinson released by San Diego, I know I’m about to get a lot of notes from Houston asking if I think he’ll wind up a Texan.

The Texans are the one team in the AFC South in need of running back help.

They’ve gone the veteran route in recent history with little success, not that Ahman Green or Chris Brown had anything close to LT’s résumé.

My sense is Houston will look for a young guy to try to divide up the backfield work, pairing him with Steve Slaton.

I asked Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. about LT in Houston, and he told me he’s working on a piece on Tomlinson which will be turned in soon.

“I think he is done, I really do,” Williamson said. “Including the upcoming draft, I could probably name 50 RBs who are better football players than him right now. But, Houston is slightly interesting for one reason. I think that is a team that is really lacking veteran leadership and he might fit that bill.”

I agree on the lacking-in-veteran-leadership thing. Beyond Andre Johnson on offense, they could use a big-time presence. But you don’t use up your money or your roster spots for presence if it doesn’t come with production.

Houston courting LT would surprise me.

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