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Tomlinson leaves Vikings without a deal, NY Jets are next stop

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- LaDainian Tomlinson has left the Minnesota Vikings facility without a deal in place and is on his way to New York to visit the Jets.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the star running back spent several hours at Vikings headquarters Thursday, but did not reach agreement on a contract. The person requested anonymity because negotiations were ongoing.

Tomlinson emerged from the meetings shortly after 5 p.m. CST clutching a purple Vikings jersey. But he did not comment before pulling away in a black limousine.

The Vikings are interested in having Tomlinson take over for the departed Chester Taylor as the third-down back behind All-Pro Adrian Peterson.

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