The New York Jets have announced a press conference for Monday which is being reported to be when the team will officially announce that it has signed running back LaDainian Tomlinson to a two-year contract.
Tom Condon, the agent for Tomlinson, was in negotiations with both the Vikings and Jets Sunday, but the Jets apparently won out with the offer that reportedly hinged more on potential playing time than financial considerations.
Tomlinson visited the Vikings last week, which was followed up with a two-day visit to New York to meet with the Jets. While he didn't leave either team facility with a contract, reports out of New York claimed the Jets offered a two-year deal worth about $5 million with incentives that could push it higher.
The speculation coming out of New York was that Tomlinson believed he would have a better chance to contribute in the Jets backfield, where veteran Thomas Jones, who ran for 1,400 yards last year, was released. Tomlinson is expected to share time with Shonn Greene. With the Vikings, L.T. would have likely had less of a chance to win playing time away from Adrian Peterson.
Tominson's contract with the Jets is reported at two years, worth up to $5.1 million. Condon told various media outlets that the lure of more playing time helped the Jets win the battle for his services over the Vikings.
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