NFL Free Agency 2012: New York Jets Must Move on from LaDainian Tomlinson

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NFL Free Agency 2012: New York Jets Must Move on from LaDainian Tomlinson
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Seventy-five carries for 280 rushing yards and a touchdown, and 42 receptions for 449 receiving yards and two touchdowns. That's the kind of season soon-to-be Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson put together in 2011-12.

His stats prove that he should done, at least for the New York Jets.

It is sad that Tomlinson was unable to make it to the Super Bowl with the Jets, but such is life. Eleven seasons at the position he plays is quite an accomplishment. Especially with the seven years in which he had more than 300 carries each year with the San Diego Chargers.

Although he could still prove to be useful on third down, he is hindering the growth of the other Jets running backs.

Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight, Bilal Powell and maybe a running back the Jets pick up in this year's draft will more than compensate for Tomlinson's production.

Here are three more reasons why the Jets need to move on from Tomlinson.

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