Tomlinson, who rushed for 1,110 yards during the season, was listed as doubtful as late as Friday, but there were few signs during the week that he would play. The 2006 NFL MVP has been one of the league's most durable and productive rushers, gaining more than 1,000 yards in each of his eight NFL seasons.
Tomlinson played just over a quarter in the 23-17 overtime win against the Colts on Jan. 3, but didn't return after scoring on a 3-yard run early in the second quarter. He ran for 57 yards and the game's only touchdown on 18 carries in San Diego's 11-10 loss at Pittsburgh on Nov. 16.
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