AFC West Rumors: LT, Raiders, San Antonio

LaDainian Tomlinson has joined the Chargers as a “Special Assistant to the owner of the team,” according to a press release. It sounds like Tomlinson will not have a part in front office decisions as his job will focus more on fan relations. His presence could help smooth over tensions with San Diegans who are feeling scorned by the team’s relocation to Los Angeles.

L.T. is one of the most beloved and iconic Chargers of all time,” said Chairman Dean Spanos in the statement. “His active involvement in our fight for Los Angeles is vital, and he represents the very best of what it means to be a Charger on the field and in the community.”

Here’s more from the AFC West:

  • It sounds like we won’t see major progress in the Raiders‘ extension talks with Derek Carr until May or later. “He knows what we’re trying to do in free agency, and he’s never saying, ‘I need to know now. It’s not like that,” GM Reggie McKenzie said, according to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “More likely, the serious talks will happen after the draft. The communication has been ongoing, just talking about the philosophy of a contract and the thought process around it. Hopefully when the serious talks start going, then it’s going to be easier.” McKenzie also indicated that an extension could be on the way for right guard Gabe Jackson. The Raiders will also discuss a new deal with Khalil Mack, but they have more time on that front thanks to his option for the 2018 season.
  • Multiple cities have reached out to the Raiders expressing interest in being their temporary home, including San Antonio, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News tweets. It’s possible that we could see the Raiders make a pit stop on the way from Oakland to Las Vegas.
  • The Broncos will add a third quarterback, but that player is likely to be a young veteran or a rookie.
  • The Chiefs hosted linebacker Rey Maualuga on a visit this week.
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6 comments on “AFC West Rumors: LT, Raiders, San Antonio

  1. Randy Martin

    I’m thinking the Raiders should change their name to the Nomads.

    • Khari Lane

      Raiders are pirates. A pirate’s home is the open sea. Moving around is what they do !!!

  2. martyjay75

    If the “LA” Chargers think that hiring LT could quell the anger of San Diego fans then they are out of their (expletive-ing) minds. If anything, it will tarnish LT’s legacy a bit, not as a player, but as a San Diego sports figure. As a Charger fan of 41 years I find it difficult to separate my distain for the ownership with my feelings about the team in general. At this point it feels better to be small-minded about it and hope that anything the organization does in LA fails. I feel for long time Chargers like Rivers and Gates, but I can’t say that I’ll be pulling for the Chargers to do well. Given this organization’s track record under the Spanos family, it’ll probably be more of a winning proposition to root for any Chargers opponent from here on out.

    • WheelinDealinDodgers

      Don’t worry, if everything they’ve done in San Diego is any indication, everything they’ll do in LA will flop just as hard

  3. dust44

    Dude the Chargers moved 2hrs away. Many fans in Dayton ohio drive that every Sunday to cincy for the Bengals game and alittle further to the Browns games. Pump the breaks a bit

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