Tomlinson plans to keep playing

It didn’t take long for one of the NFL’s all-time greatest running backs to decide on whether or not he wanted to keep playing football.

Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson will return to the NFL next season, according to a tweet from Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune.

Tomlinson told Acee, “I will play in 2010.”

The news of L.T.’s intention to return to the field next season comes on the heels of a devastating 17-14 Divisional round loss to the New York Jets. Tomlinson carried the ball 12 times for only 24 yards and was kept out of the end zone in a game in which the Chargers never seemed to find a rhythm on offense.

Now that Tomlinson is coming back for a tenth NFL season, the next question is where will he play?

The future Hall-of-Famer is set to make close to $5 million next year, but is coming off a season in which he posted career-lows in rushing yards (730), yards per carry (3.3), receptions (20) and receiving yards (154).

And keep in mind, the Chargers and Tomlinson didn’t exactly have the most pleasant of negotiations last offseason when L.T. agreed to re-structure his contract.

The good news for Tomlinson? If the Chargers decide to release him they will have to fork over a $1 million buyout clause.

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