When we caught wind Monday afternoon that something was up with the Chargers, the first name that came to mind wasn’t LaDainian Tomlinson.
So we started poking around generally regarding things that might be happening in San Diego, and we quickly realized that the franchise currently has a bunch of thorny issues to deal with.
Among them is the status of cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Rumored to be available via trade, the reality is that the Chargers are affirmatively trying to move him.
Whether they’re successful remains to be seen. The outcome depends on the compensation another team would offer — and whether a suitor for Cromartie’s services would be able to come to an agreement with the player on an extension of a contract that runs through 2010.
We’re also told that Cromartie is telling teammates that a trade is coming soon. The soonest it can come is March 5. So, as always, stay tuned.