With LaDainian Tomlinson released by San Diego, I know I’m about to get a lot of notes from Houston asking if I think he’ll wind up a Texan.
The Texans are the one team in the AFC South in need of running back help.
My sense is Houston will look for a young guy to try to divide up the backfield work, pairing him with Steve Slaton.
I asked Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. about LT in Houston, and he told me he’s working on a piece on Tomlinson which will be turned in soon.
“I think he is done, I really do,” Williamson said. “Including the upcoming draft, I could probably name 50 RBs who are better football players than him right now. But, Houston is slightly interesting for one reason. I think that is a team that is really lacking veteran leadership and he might fit that bill.”
I agree on the lacking-in-veteran-leadership thing. Beyond Andre Johnson on offense, they could use a big-time presence. But you don’t use up your money or your roster spots for presence if it doesn’t come with production.
Houston courting LT would surprise me.