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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Chargers make Tomlinson agreement official

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Chargers just made it official: LaDainian Tomlinson has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with San Diego through 2011.

"This is a good day for the Chargers and for Chargers fans," San Diego owner Dean Spanos said in a statement. "It was important to me to get this done so LT could continue his career here in San Diego where he means so much to our team, our fans and our community. The alternative was just unthinkable. He belongs in San Diego."

Added Tomlinson in a statement: "I love San Diego and being a part of this team with my teammates," said Tomlinson. "My number-one priority was to stay here in San Diego. I truly believe this is the place that gives me the best chance to be successful and win a championship. I want to finish the job we started when I got here eight years ago. My heart has always been in San Diego. I couldn't imagine putting on another uniform.

"I really appreciate the role Dean played throughout this process. He made it work for everyone, and I appreciate his friendship more than he knows."

Tomlinson will meet with local media Wednesday morning.