Tomlinson to start against Chargers

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has announced LaDainian Tomlinson will start against the Chargers on Sunday.

It will be his first start of the season. Shonn Greene is expected to get most of the carries for the Jets. Tomlinson’s start is likely out of respect to his time in San Diego where he become a legendary player. The Chargers cut Tomlinson in 2010 and he signed with the Jets shortly thereafter.

In other AFC West nuggets Thursday afternoon:

Oakland middle linebacker Rolando McClain is among the players not practicing in Oakland Thursday. It is his second straight day he has missed with a foot injury. If McClain doesn’t practice Friday, he could miss Sunday’s game against visiting Kansas City,

Tim Keown offers tremendous insight into TebowMania in ESPN’s Hot Read. Check it out.

Here is a video debate on Ryan’s comments that he would have won rings with the Chargers had he, and not Norv Turner, been hired in 2007.

Antonio Cromartie said he wasn’t happy in San Diego and it was time to go when the team traded him to the Jets in 2010. I know for a fact the feeling is mutual.

An Insider piece looks at the Raiders’ playoff chances.

In a radio interview, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers discusses the addition of the newest quarterback in the AFC West.

The Chargers have already announced the Nov. 6 game against Green Bay will not be blacked out and the team expects one of the biggest home crowds in team history. Recently, the Chargers haven't been announcing the lifting of blackouts until days before games. The team’s last home game, against Miami in Week 4, was blacked out.