Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The two sides began talks in earnest Sunday. While there is no reported deadline, it is believed the Chargers want to get the situation resolved by Thursday. If a new deal aimed to save San Diego salary cap room isn't figured out. Tomlinson will likely be cut.
Meanwhile, the word out of Oakland on Monday night was that it's not out of the question if left tackle Kwame Harris, who was cut Monday, returns at a much reduced deal. Harris would likely return as a reserve.
Speaking of the Raiders and contracts, there are some around the league who were not amused with the Raiders giving cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha $15 million a year last week to stay. His deal could jack up the cornerback market considerably.
But guess what? Raiders' owner Al Davis has never worried much about amusing other teams or not.