Ladainian Tomlinson may no longer be the player he was, but he could be intriguing to a team like the Bears, who are in the market for an all-around back who can compliment Matt Forte.
As expected, the Chargers released Tomlinson on Tuesday. The move came early, presumably to give him more time to latch on with his team of choice in free agency.
"It has been a privilege to work with him and witness his entire career," San Diego owner Dean Spanos said in a statement. "I'm proud of him and grateful to him for the way he has carried himself both on and off the field.
"No matter where he chooses to continue his career, in my mind LT will always be a San Diego Charger. His legacy as one of the greatest running backs the game has ever seen will be as a Charger."
Tomlinson is a nine-year veteran whose role has been diminished the past two seasons.