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Source: LT saves Chargers $2.25M

Updated: March 23, 2009, 7:31 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson saved the San Diego Chargers $2.25 million in salary-cap room when he restructured the final three years of his contract, a source confirmed Monday.

Tomlinson was scheduled to make $24 million over the final three years of his contract. Under the new deal, the Chargers gave him a $2.875 million signing bonus and lowered his base salary to $3.825 million, a source said. In so doing, Tomlinson was able to keep the 2009 payout of his contract at $6.725 ...

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