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Shawn Zobel

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A question of where, not if


With one of the most dominant players of the past decade having been released and now without a team, here's a look at a few teams that I think could be a good fit for both LaDainian Tomlinson and the team:

Philadelphia Eagles -- Brian Westbrook's career is coming to a close and his future with the team is unclear. Coming off an injury-ravaged season in 2009 as well as owning a salary upwards of $7 million in 2010, Westbrook may be on the way out. While they have LeSean McCoy to groom as the new running back of the future, the Eagles lack a veteran backup who can help him get there. Tomlinson could come in and be a fine No. 2 back for Philly where he'd still get a decent amount of carries and would be able to help a young back along.

New England Patriots -- No team does a better job of finding veterans late in their careers and getting as much as they can from them than the New England Patriots. The Pats running game has been a rotating door over the past decade; with Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk all having seen large playing time last year, the Pats shouldn't be out of the conversation to add another former elite player.

Detroit Lions/Cleveland Browns - These are two unlikely options, as Tomlinson would like to go to a team that is close to winning a championship. However, if he decides that he wants to start next season, the Lions and Browns could come calling, two teams that don't have a sure-starter for next season.

With how productive he was over the course of his career in San Diego, along with how talented of a player he is, Tomlinson should find a home in 2010, it's just a question of where.

By Shawn Zobel  |  February 23, 2010; 10:22 AM ET  | Category:  Cleveland Browns , Detriot Lions , Free Agency , New England Patriots , Philadelphia Eagles , Running Backs , San Diego Chargers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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