June 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former running back LaDainian Tomlinson smiles during his retirement press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

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Joined by his family and several former teammates, Tomlinson ended his 11-year NFL career the same way he started it — with the San Diego Chargers.

So when they get one of the all-time greats in lightning bolts, he is treasured by fans. LaDainian Tomlinson retired on Monday as one of the all-time greats, and was so treasured by San Diego fans that even though Tomlinson and the Chargers have spent the last two years sniping at each other, immediately upon his retirement, both sides knew what had to happen. Tomlinson had to get back in Bolts before he officially hung up the cleats.

SAN DIEGO —- As LaDainian Tomlinson said goodbye to professional football Monday morning at Chargers Park, a handful of his former teammates were in attendance to revel in the experience and share some of their favorite memories of the gridiron great.

Quentin Jammer has been a model of consistency at the cornerback position. One of the longest tenured and most consistent players on the Chargers roster, he has quietly had a pretty stellar career, even if never making the Pro Bowl. But even a player of his caliber is susceptible to off-the-field distractions, as was the case with Jammer last year, facing the unfortunate reality of divorce.

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  • RussellGrant

    Wacky thought:  Bring in LT as a running backs coach.  You lock him up (So he can’t un-retire and go to New England) and Matthews gets coached by one of the best backs we ever had.